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Statement from Congresswoman Katherine Clark on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Statement

Date: Sept. 19, 2020
Issues: Judicial Branch

"I am profoundly grateful for the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was a hero for women and a warrior for justice.

As a student, mother and litigator, she faced and overcame discrimination, then made the fight to end inequality her life's work. Her distinguished 27 year career on the Supreme Court was defined by a simple, intrinsic truth: women and men are equal. With this as her North Star, she redefined workplace rights, reproductive justice, LGBTQ+ rights, and health care access. She changed America and guided our progress in becoming a more perfect union.

Generations of people have been liberated by her work and inspired by her tenacity and intellect.

As we mourn the loss of Justice Ginsburg and celebrate her life, we must also honor her "most fervent wish" to be replaced after the next president takes office. Justice Ginsburg always worked for fairness, and the American people deserve the opportunity to select our next president before a new justice is appointed.

I send my prayers and gratitude to the Ginsburg family for sharing her incredible life with us.

Today, America grieves an icon for equality. Tomorrow, we continue her fight."


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