WASHINGTON, DC, September 18, 2020 – Alliance for Justice Action Campaign President Nan Aron issued the following statement on the passing of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
“Today we mourn the loss of an icon, Associate Justice Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg dedicated her life to protecting our rights and advancing justice.
Justice Ginsburg was a pioneer and as we remember her legacy, we are doubling down on our commitment to preserve and protect it. The fate of our rights, our democracy, and our future demands it.
Justice Ginsburg made our charge clear in her own words, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”
We are just six weeks from the election. The American people must decide who should appoint her successor.
Trump, Senator McConnell, and their allies in the Senate have made clear their commitment to installing judges and justices who are bent on reversing course on the rights and protections Justice Ginsburg championed, even in the face of the health, economic, and racial justice crises they should be working to address.
Indeed, in 2016, Republicans said the American people should decide in an election year who should nominate a supreme court justice.
Voters should ensure these senators stand by their purported principles now.
We are ready to hold them to their word.”