“Fight for the things that you care about but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity pays tribute to the life and legacy of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
A gender equity pioneer who championed social justice, civil rights, and voting rights, Justice Ginsburg, like a fierce bear protecting her cubs, was an indomitable force in fighting against discrimination in all its forms. Small in stature but enormous in character, integrity, intelligence, and determination, Justice Ginsburg’s meticulous skill as a jurist and unwavering dedication to truth, fairness, and “progress” contributed greatly to the nation’s 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling.
As the second woman confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993, Justice Ginsburg’s trailblazing courage, respect for humanity, and perseverance against all odds changed the course of women’s rights and civil rights in 20th and 21st century America, protecting and improving the quality of life for Americans now and for generations to come.
While we mourn her loss, her transition signals a requirement for those of us committed to maintaining gender and racial justice to honor her life’s work and legacy by exercising our right to vote this November. We believe that taking this simple, yet sometimes taken-for-granted right would make Justice Ginsburg proud. May we never take this right for granted again.
Thank you, Justice Ginsburg, for your tireless dedication to democracy, liberty, and human rights; for your iconic leadership in the Supreme Court; and your service to our country. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, her Supreme Court colleagues, and a grateful nation.