Sierra Club Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Jonathon Berman,

Washington, DC -- Tonight, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away. 

In response, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement:

“As we mourn the loss of Justice Ginsburg, we should reflect on her words that ‘Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.’ 

“Those of us who strive to make change for good in this world -- whether it be fighting for racial justice, reproductive rights, or for a livable future -- must continue the fight in her honor. With her wisdom and her commitment to equal rights under the law, Justice Ginsburg helped make real, enduring change for millions so often cast into the shadows. 

“Justice Ginsburg’s legacy cannot be easily captured; the inspiration she provided, the equality she fought for, and the justice she delivered for millions will -- and must -- forever be preserved.”


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