Congresswoman Barbara Lee Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on the passing of  Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

“Our country mourns the loss of a giant, an icon, and a warrior for democracy, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In her nearly three decades of service on our nation’s highest court, she fundamentally changed life for women in America, and changed our entire nation for the better. 

“Justice Ginsburg was a pioneer for reproductive rights, civil rights, and equal protection under the law. Without her leadership and conviction, the world would be a different place for women, people of color, and other marginalized communities. Her tenacious fight for gender equality in the face of powerful opposition, and her historic opinions and dissents on the bench, bent the arc of history towards justice. 

“As courageous as she was intelligent, her decency, her legal brilliance and her commitment to a democracy that serves all, rather than the few, make her a model for the next Supreme Court Associate Justice and for all justices that will follow her.  This is a loss for an entire nation that was made greater by her life’s work. 

“My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and loved ones during this difficult time.”