September 19, 2020

RBG Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 18, 2020
Contact: Alex Mohajer
(646) 844-4839
En Español:
Lester Aponte
President, Stonewall Democratic Club
(818) 219 4123
 

STATEMENT BY THE STONEWALL DEMOCRATIC CLUB ON THE PASSING OF JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG

It is with indescribable sorrow that we received the news of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Throughout her legal career, Justice Ginsburg was a champion for the rights of everyone.  Her advocacy was instrumental in the Supreme Court’s belated recognition that women are protected from discrimination by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.  

As the second woman ever to be confirmed to the Supreme Court, she became a symbol and an inspiration for women around the world.  Her vision and her tenacity bring to mind the words of George Bernard Shaw: “There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”  Such was Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  She never stopped fighting and she died doing what she loved best, working to dispense justice and equality for all Americans.  

We are all understandably concerned that the hard won rights of women, LGBTQ+, people of color, immigrants, are all in grave danger.  The conservative agenda of dismantling our right to exist, control our own government, and live freely through the courts could not be more clear.  Our lives and our livelihoods are in mortal danger.

We urge the U.S. Senate to respect Justice Ginsburg’s last wish and not confirm a new Justice until a new President is inaugurated on January 20, 2021.  We also pledge to continue our efforts to elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in November, as well as a Democratic Senate and House.  Justice is indeed on the ballot. It is up to all of us to honor and carry on Justice Ginsburg’s legacy.  

Today, we mourn. Tomorrow, we fight.  



About Stonewall

Founded in 1975, Stonewall is the nation’s oldest LGBTQ+ and feminist political group. It serves as a powerful grassroots non-profit political organization for progressive LGBTQ+ Democrats and straight allies seeking to effect political change.

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