Thank you, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

by Louise Chernin, GSBA President & CEO
| Sep 28, 2020

Thank you. To the very honorable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I thank you for literally giving your last breath to your life’s commitment to achieve equality under the law. Thank you for making it possible for our daughters and all our children, to have access to equal opportunity. Thank you for understanding that this document, our US Constitution, that is supposed to be the underpinning of our Republic, was founded on the premise that equality was only guaranteed for some. Thank you for taking on the daunting task of chipping away at its inherent injustices, to remove barriers for those who were left out.

Thank you for giving us years of hope, that if we all kept eyes on one prize, the pursuit of justice for all, we will actually be able to change a union created to benefit a few, to one truly meant to be a  perfect union for all. To you, during our Days of Awe, right before Yom Kippur, from one Jewish feminist sister from Brooklyn to another, I hope you can now rest in peace.

Your mighty battles against injustice are now ours to wage. In your honor, to your memory, the greatest tribute we can give, is for us all to pledge to continue to work for that world in which we can all feel safe, respected for who we are and able to receive equal justice under the law.

In sadness and profound gratitude,

Louise Chernin (She/her)
GSBA President & CEO