Lowey Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 18, 2020
Press Release

WHITE PLAINS, NY – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester), issued the following on the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, while small in stature, was a giant on the highest court in the land - an icon for women’s rights, the hero of little girls, an historic figure whose service to justice often reflected the conscience of our country. 

Few in our history have done more than Justice Ginsburg to secure a just society where every person, without regard to gender, should have equal rights under the law. As we mourn her death at a time of unspeakable threats to the very democracy whose full potential she fought to achieve, we commit to preserve her legacy and heed the lessons she taught us, never taking our voices, our rights, our votes for granted.

My thoughts are with her family and to all those she has inspired. May her memory be a blessing.