Our hearts are shattered. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a hero in every sense of the word. Her loss is devastating, and there are no words that adequately express the sorrow or fear that our nation is feeling as we mourn her together.
Justice Ginsburg was a trailblazer for so many women, including me. She was a giant and a pioneer in the fight against discrimination. She was tough as nails, and she spent her life leading with strength, courage and faith.
There was no barrier too strong and no setback too great in the fight for equality and justice. She overcame sexism and anti-semitism throughout her entire life. But despite it all, she persisted. She was relentless and revolutionary in her unwavering commitment to the Constitution and her pursuit of equality and justice for all Americans.
Justice Ginsburg said she “would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability.”
If she taught us anything, it is to keep up the fight. We take strength and comfort in her words and in her example. And most of all in her unrelenting fight to better our country. She showed us why we must never give up.
Her rest is earned. It’s our time to fight.