Congressman Sires’ Statement on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ) released the following statement after the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
“Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the very best of us. She has made our country a more equal place and from the very beginning of her career as a public figure, she believed in what our nation could be. From the time she was still at school, she faced down discrimination and prejudice and worked her way to the highest court in the land. Her determination and dedication have helped shape an entire generation of Americans who look to her as a role model and who have had their day to day life influenced by her judicial decisions. She used her legal skills to further women’s rights and strip back laws that were inherently unfair and unjust. Justice Ginsburg’s accomplishments are too numerous to count but when you look at how much she means to so many, you can begin to grasp how much she has done for us. My family, my office, and I are eternally grateful for everything she has given to our country. Justice Ginsburg said “real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time”. She took those steps and has forever changed America for the better.