19 Sep Ruth Bader Ginsburg: May Her Memory Be a Revolution
Ruth Bader Ginsburg died yesterday at sundown at the age of 87 on the eve of Rosh Hashanah. It’s said people who die on Rosh Hashanah are of greatest righteousness. She gave us her life over and over. She was a hero and a strategist and a brilliant legal mind and first and foremost, she opened this world for women. We mourn her, we celebrate her.
We RISE in her name for gender equality, immigrant rights, access to abortion, voting rights, LGBTQIA equality, healthcare, workers’ rights – the rights that she dedicated her life to. We refuse the deadly, hypocritical engine of the right wing. We organize. We vote. We thank her for her life by devoting ours to fighting for justice. We share our deepest love to her family and loved ones.
Amidst her decades long, pathbreaking career, Ginsburg co-founded the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union and won six gender discrimination lawsuits before the US Supreme Court. “In my life, what I find most satisfying is that I was part of a movement that made life better, not just for women … gender discrimination is bad for everyone.” – Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was appointed to the United States Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, the second woman and the first Jewish woman to be appointed. “Dissents speak to a future age. It’s not simply to say my colleagues are wrong and I would do it this way, but the greatest dissents do become court opinions.” – From a 2002 NPR interview, on her Supreme Court dissents.
Rest in power, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We honor your powerful voice,
your bravery, and your dedication. We thank you for your life of courage,
vision and love. Your fierce and unrelenting fight for justice will continue.
We will continue the fight.
May Her Memory Be a Revolution,
V-Day, One Billion Rising, City of Joy
SIGN the Move On petition opposing any Supreme Court confirmation until after the next presidential inauguration, and please ask others you know to sign it.
JOIN the vigils taking place tonight to celebrate, mourn and carry on the fight.
V IS FOR VOTE, for activists who vote in the United States.
Election Day in the United States is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
We are in the midst of a rising tide of right-wing nationalism, white supremacy, fascism, tyranny, hatred of and fear of immigrants, misogyny, femicide, homophobia, transphobia, corporate greed and climate destruction. The United States election includes the Presidency, which is currently occupied by a fascist, misogynist and corrupt Predator-in-Chief. The rapid spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and an inadequate federal response has worsened the effects of this tide. Elections are one way to voice your support of issues you care about.
Here is a short list of resources which includes info voting guidelines, deadlines about mail-in ballots, and to help you get out the vote:
VOTER ID LAWS
- Voter ID Laws By State (Ballotpedia)
- Voting While Trans, Preparing for Voter ID Laws (National Center for Transgender Equality)
- Voting By Mail – how to & when you need to submit to make sure your vote gets counted
VOTING RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS