Statement From UAW President Rory L. Gamble on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

What a sad day for our nation and for all those who stand up and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. Ruth Bader Ginsburg blazed a trail for civil rights and women’s rights and the sanctity of our constitution in her 27 years as a Supreme Court Justice. No words can do real justice to her contributions to the highest court in the land and her contributions to our nation. To this courageous champion of women’s rights and worker’s rights and equality for all. 

She was a light that shone so brightly on the constitutional rights of women and minorities and those who have no voice. She was a tireless defender for inclusion and compassion and the best version of ourselves and our better angels. 

Just like John Lewis, I suspect she knew all about making ‘good trouble’ because she made plenty during her long tenure as a jurist and advocate. In this terrible time of divide, we should honor her final wish to bring our nation together and delay filling her seat until after the election. 

Thank you, great lady. True justice will miss you.

 


Take Action

Before her passing, Ginsburg told her family that she wished for her seat to remain vacant until after a new president takes office, so American voters are able to make their opinions known on the direction our nation will take. It’s our job to make sure that wish is honored.

Call your senator at 313-528-6780 and tell them to wait to fill RBG’s seat until after a new president takes office.

We should honor her legacy and let the American people make their voices heard before her seat is filled.