United Way Worldwide joins the nation in mourning the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion for social justice and equity. Whether arguing for women’s rights, dignity for the disabled, equal treatment for the LGBTQ community or protections for voting rights, Justice Ginsburg will be remembered as one of the greatest civil rights advocates ever to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
From her earliest days as a novice attorney to her ascension to the highest court in the land, Justice Ginsburg was unwavering in her willingness to challenge the status quo and passionate in her commitment to equal rights for all. Her landmark opinions – written both for the majority and in dissent – reflected a clarity of thought that was grounded in the ideals found in our Constitution, yet informed by on-going changes in our society. In this, Justice Ginsburg has left a powerful and enduring legacy that will guide generations to come.