We are deeply saddened by the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was a champion for expanding gender equality and reproductive health access in the U.S. Even in her dissents, her voice was instrumental in advancing social justice in the Supreme Court on many occasions. Justice Ginsburg’s oral dissent led former President Barack Obama to sign equal pay legislation in 2009.
Justice Ginsburg was a champion for women’s rights long before she was appointed to the Supreme Court. One of only nine women in her Harvard Law School graduating class, she experienced sexism and gender-based discrimination throughout her early career, as corporate law firms refused to hire her.she graduated only She co-founded the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project and argued several cases before the Supreme Court that established or broadened gender equity rights in the United States.
We are coming to terms with what the vacancy on the Supreme Court of Justice Bader Ginsburg means for all of us, especially now as we grapple with a pandemic, reckon with our nation’s systemic racism, and a weakened economy. While it may seem like a hopeless time, Justice Bader Ginsburg’s passing reinforces even further that all of us have a role to play in making our system work for everyone.
Join us now in honoring her legacy by doing all that we can to ensure that everyone who is able can vote in the coming election.
- If you are eligible to vote, check to ensure you are registered.
- If you aren’t registered or need to update your registration, do it today!
- Once you are registered, make a plan to vote. Find your polling station, vote early if you can, or sign up to mail in your ballot.
- Reach out to your family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors and urge them to do the same.