We are focusing again on Ruth Bader Ginsburg, RBG. If we had had a normal Halloween in 2020, wonder how many girls and women would have dressed like her. Maybe should have an online contest! Enough women (and men?) have been sporting t-shirts and pins related to her. I have an “I Dissent” pin myself, and already had RBG clothing for me, my daughter, and my nieces. Now is a great time to look back on RBG, now that the Supreme Court confirmation fiasco is over, and as we are looking forward to the anniversary of Roe v. Wade in January, and our annual pro-choice signature ad.
1. “New York landmarks lit blue to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” 9/20/20, https://www.kiro7.com/news/trending/new-york-landmarks-lit-blue-honor-ruth-bader-ginsburg/WUPHATG4GRCZ5JABPFCEF6LPW4/
“Landmarks across New York were illuminated blue Saturday night in honor of former Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.”
And I want to go see the RBG statue in Brooklyn when I get to NY (and after it is erected).
2. “16 Fun Facts About Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” 9/22/20, Bustle, https://www.bustle.com/articles/185476-16-fun-ruth-bader-ginsburg-facts-i-learned-in-1-hour
“You know her name, and you probably know the basics: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first Jewish female U.S. Supreme Court justice, and only the second woman appointed ever, in 1993. She is known as a champion of abortion and gay rights, the poor, and basically, all marginalized people the law tends to try to screw over. She’s known these days by many as The Notorious RBG, and with her decades of historic opinions, she is truly a living legend.”
“So I was thrilled when the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center in New York City invited me to come see Justice Ginsburg in conversation with ABC’s Dan Abrams Wednesday night. The Notorious RBG didn’t disappoint — in fact, she moved my neighbors to tears for the entire hour. Coming out on stage in heeled boots and gloves, Ginsburg is indeed a tiny powerhouse of deliberately-phrased truth-bombs.”
“She spoke for the hour on a wide variety of topics, staying away from political specifics (she did recently get into some trouble for so clearly voicing her opinion on Donald Trump), but she managed to get in some jabs at Congress, as well as more than a few hilariously fun facts about herself. Here are 16 fun facts I learned about Justice Ginsburg watching her speak. “
3. “5 Things We’ll Always Remember About Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Thoughtful, Elegant Style,” 9/19/20, https://www.veranda.com/luxury-lifestyle/luxury-fashion-jewelry/a34081702/ruth-bader-ginsburg-style/
A fierce advocate for equality, the Supreme Court Justice dazzled with her brilliant legal mind and strong, feminine fashion.
“Part of her brilliance was Justice Ginsburg’s ability speak about legal questions in a manner that made them understandable for everyone. To illustrate why the regional protections of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) were still necessary in her 2013 dessenting opinion in Shelby County v. Holder, for example, she famously wrote that “throwing out preclearance when it has worked and is continuing to work to stop discriminatory changes is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet.””
4. And from RBG’s birthday in 2015, because people just love and are inspired by her – “52 Reasons Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is My Favorite Human,” 3/14/2015, https://forward.com/schmooze/216367/52-reasons-ruth-bader-ginsburg-is-my-favorite-huma/
“Born into a Jewish family in Brooklyn in 1933, this woman has done it all: she broke down barriers, paved the way for others, left her detractors in the dust, lived a real-life fairytale love story, and fought her way to the highest judicial position in the land. Oh, and she’s also an internet meme.”
Look for our 2021 Pro-choice signature ad appeal, coming soon. We’re focusing on RBG and what she spent her life working for. See 2020 version and the look of previous ads here. Get a head start on the 2021 signature ad here.