This September, BNIM honors Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and her powerful legacy in the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Ginsberg's dedication to justice and equality and her pioneering work in advocating for women will continue to have lasting impact. BNIM staff share their thoughts and sentiments in honor of RBG's life and legacy below.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg tirelessly gave us her all each and every day. Each and every day. To honor her is to know ourselves and do the same. The passing of RBG is at once a deep loss and a great encouragement to carry on ... notoriously.
An icon of persistence and optimism - rooted in compassion, embedded in the quest for equality…the measure of a true democracy.
In a time where women were not empowered, she had the strength to push the limits. In a time where women were undermined, she rose to the occasion and showed our strength. And in a time when we needed her strength the most, she showed compassion. Because, RBG was the kind of woman who was the whole package. She inspired multiple generations of women to believe in themselves and believe in each other. She inspired us to work together to achieve our goals, and to not let anyone threaten to take them away. She will leave her legacy with us. And we will strive every day to keep that legacy alive. May her memory be a blessing, and may she rest in power.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg was a true leader filled with compassion and convictions that demonstrated the pureness of her heart and her understanding of the value of all people. Her thinking, logic and voice will be truly missed.
RBG - A consistent voice in pursuit of a more perfect union.
Just a few reasons why I loved Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
- RBG was a child of Brooklyn and a daughter of immigrants.
- By all accounts, RBG was authentic and real and, as President Clinton said this weekend, “disarmingly straightforward.”
- RBG was recognized as a role model for women and girls but sought equality and justice for everyone.
- Words mattered to RBG because, if chosen wisely, she understood they could “make an enormous difference in conveying an image or an idea.”
- By all accounts, RBG wasn’t vindictive or petty and was quick to give others credit.
- RBG understood the importance of collegiality and was respectful of others with differing opinions.
- RBG was a mother who gained a deep sense of perspective, proportion and balance.
- RBG practiced her craft with depth, precision, independence and courage.
- “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”