For much of her career, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a staunch champion of equality who fought for the rights of women, LGBTQ individuals, workers, and other marginalized communities.
As Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO of YWCA USA, so eloquently quoted in her statement following the passing of Justice Ginsburg, “Women belong in all places where decisions are made” - and that is a calling YWCAs are determined to carry out.
As YWCAs across the country mourn the loss of Justice Ginsburg, we are determined to continue carrying out her legacy as a principled, dignified defender of justice for all. Just like Justice Ginsburg did every day of her life, we will continue to get up and do the work of justice, UNTIL JUSTICE JUST IS.
But now with a seat on the highest court of the land vacant and voting already underway across the nation, our highest principles of justice, fairness and integrity in the nomination process are in jeopardy.
The Supreme Court is the ultimate arbiter of our most cherished and constitutionally-protected rights, and the process for filling a vacancy on that court must be undertaken in accordance with transparency and equal application of the rules. Join us and tell your Senator we must allow the next president to fill the Supreme Court vacancy after the January 2021 inauguration!
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