April 11, 2023 (Albany, NY) – Yesterday, Judge Rowan D. Wilson was nominated for Chief Judge of New York’s highest court. Having served six years as an Associate Judge on the Court of Appeals, Judge Wilson’s opinions have articulated, defended, and expanded the rights of workers, wrongfully convicted people, and victims of gun violence. In response to his nomination, Rebecca Garrard, Legislative Director for Citizen Action of New York, had the following to say:
“New York deserves a new Chief Judge who will safeguard our rights, defend democracy and protect our vulnerable community members. Judge Wilson’s record shows his commitment to these fundamental values and to justice.
“His nomination would not have been possible without months of advocacy from a broad coalition of organizations fighting for a fairer New York. We expect the Senate to thoroughly review Judge Wilson’s record, and we hope that our legislators will find him to be as fitting a nominee for Chief Judge as we do.”
Citizen Action of New York is a grassroots membership organization with seven regional chapters across New York State. We work on issues important to our communities, including fair elections, equitable school funding, housing for all, environmental justice, and possibilities not punishment.