Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Announces Rebranding as Citizens for Judicial Fairness to Be Launched at May 24th Rally with Rev. Al Sharpton to Urge Governor Carney to Appoint a Black Justice to Chancery Court
Today, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware, a 5,000-member grassroots advocacy organization founded in 2016, announced that it has rebranded as Citizens for Judicial Fairness to reflect the group's evolution to a reform-focused organization advocating for equity and transparency in state courthouses and law firms nationwide, as well as its commitment to remain involved in Delaware for the long-term. CJF has pledged to continue forging partnerships and providing grants to aligned local grassroots organizations to develop its network of advocates.
Said Citizens for Judicial Fairness (formerly CPBD) Campaign Manager Chris Coffey, "This is a major milestone for our movement in Delaware and nationwide as we focus our efforts on fighting for fairness, equity, and transparency in our judiciary and legal industry. Since our founding nearly six years ago, we've been constantly amazed by the enthusiastic grassroots response from thousands of citizens in Delaware and beyond who are sick and tired of courts that don't look like them or live like them making far-reaching decisions that affect their livelihoods. We are proud to have given those citizens a voice and an outlet to demand better from their leaers, and are excited to continue that work for the long-haul."
To go along with the name change and rebrand, CJF will host a rally on May 24th at 11:30 AM outside the Delaware State Capitol in Dover with Reverend Al Sharpton, Pastor Blaine Hackett, activist Keandra Rey, and dozens of supporters to demand that Governor Carney replace outgoing Chancery Court Vice Chancellor Slights with a Black justice. Citizens has been leading the charge for more diverse and equitable courts in Delaware for years, and will continue to do so under the banner of CJF.
Continued Chris Coffey, "As we enter this new phase of our advocacy, we are committed to doubling down on our role as the leading voice for judicial diversity and equity in Delaware. We've said for years that we're here to stay in Delaware and we meant it - our new brand and name represent that commitment and we couldn't be more excited to keep working alongside our partners and supporters to create lasting positive change in Delaware."
Citizens for Judicial Fairness (formerly Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware) is a grassroots advocacy organization fighting for transparency, equity, and accountability in state judiciaries across America. Founded by employees of TransPerfect Global in 2016 to fight the Delaware Chancery Court's unprecedented forced sale of TransPerfect, the group has since grown to over 5,000 members nationwide. CJF leverages grassroots pressure, strategic partnerships, and political advocacy to campaign for common-sense solutions to increase transparency and equity in court systems across the country. To learn more about CJF, visit DelawareforBusiness.org