Dear Coalition Members,
This week we mourn the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg, a native New Yorker, was an inspirational leader and a brilliant mind. She leaves behind an enduring and expansive jurisprudence that is a testament to equality for all under the law.
Justice Ginsburg finished at the top of her class at Columbia Law School, and yet was unable to find a job at a New York law firm. Justice Ginsburg overcame the odds stacked against her success in the legal profession, and became a pioneering force in gender equality and paved the way for many generations of women to realize their dreams in their chosen professions. From her years leading the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project to her 27 years on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg championed not only gender equality but also equal justice for all Americans.
Let Justice Ginsburg’s outstanding legacy be an inspiration to us all in our own pursuits of equality and justice.
Mehtap Cevher Conti
New York Chapter President