Published last at 1:55pm CDT September 19 2020, subject to change throughout the day.
"Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you." - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
On September 18 2020 the world lost a relentless advocate for women's rights, a public servant who gave it her all until the end: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Graduating top of her class from Columbia Law School from early in her career, Ginsburg faced barriers when trying to find employment and eventually obtaining employment at Rugers Law School, "where her employers informed her that she would be paid less than her male colleagues because she had a husband who earned a good income".
Ginsburg went on to lead the Women’s Rights Project at the ACLU. Her legal strategy focused on demonstrating the reality of sex discrimination by finding cases where men were those descriminated against. By building a basis that sex discrimination is real, she was able to help open the door for cases investigating sex descrimination towards women.
As a Justice, Ginsburg was always vigiliant. When the Supreme Court became more conservative she stepped up to call out the inequities she observed. Famously stating of the 2013 Shelby County v. Holder ruling that dismantled core parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Ginsberg said, this ruling was "like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet".
Her dedication to public service, to intentional leadership that empowers women and is just led to her nickname "The Notorious RBG".
Thank you Justice Ginsburg, the world is a better place for me, my niece, my mother, and most important for us all. You can step up and help continue the work. Register to vote. Donate, if you can. This is September 19, 2020 and we have 45 days until Election 2020.
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- Tonight a 9:00pm ET CNN will be showing the RBG documentary.
Call to Action
- Register to vote at
- "Before noon on Saturday, donations to Democratic causes and campaigns on ActBlue since Justice Ginsburg’s passing had topped $45 million," the NYT reports. If you can, donate and join the many who are stepping up to do their part as a sign of rememberance for Justice Ginsburg. ActBlue has a "GetMitch" fund targeting 10 key states as does MoveOn.org has fund.
- Looking for ways to help protect the vote? Crooked Meida, the team behind Pod Save America have created Vote Save America, a website with all the information you need to 1.) register to vote 2.) protect the vote 3.) learn the issues for this election. Head over and commit to "adopting a battleground state" today.
- While this will be an unprecendented election with vote by mail, there is still a need for poll workers. If you can, register to help on November 4 2020 as a poll worker.
Just for fun
Rest in power Notorious RBG.
"Live Ginsburg. Ride for Ginsburg."