Statement on the Passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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AFT-Maryland joins a grateful and sad nation in mourning the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Affectionately known as "Notorious RBG" by supporters, Justice Ginsburg was a passionate advocate for working people and was most well known for her work to ensure gender equality. Her poignant and insightful opinions modeled to young girls and women everywhere that they do not have to dim their lights so male lights can shine brighter.

Justice Ginsburg was a proud Jewish woman and her passing during Rosh Hashanah is a devastating blow to our Jewish sisters and brothers. She did not hide her identities as a Jewish-American woman, but rather allowed them to inform her views and opinions. Although she may no longer be with us, our courts and country are at their best if they maintain her commitment to justice and fairness.

In Solidarity,
Marietta English, President, AFT-Maryland
Kenya Campbell, Secretary-Treasurer, AFT-Maryland