For Immediate Release
September 18, 2020
EMILYs List Statement on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
WASHINGTON D.C. – Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not just a groundbreaking woman and only the second woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court. Throughout her entire career, she was a leader in the legal fight for women's rights. She was a hero, an icon, and an inspiration for so many of us. She was a fierce protector of women's rights, civil rights and reproductive rights, and she will be greatly missed.
Just days before her death, she noted, 'My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.' Given the timing and the importance of this pick, we agree and call on the Senate to ensure that voters get to weigh in appropriately on this choice by picking the people who will make the next decision in the upcoming election.”
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