A Statement from Judith Meltzer, President of the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP)
Washington, DC (September 21, 2020)—We join with so many others in our country and around the world in mourning the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Justice Ginsburg was a hero who leaves a huge void in our quest for a more equitable and just society. She was a brilliant, kind, and fiercely committed woman who dedicated her life to leveling the playing field for all genders and asserting that the laws of this land are intended to and therefore must protect all people. For so many of us, she was a living symbol of why we fight for equality and justice. Her loss—especially now—is a blow collectively felt across our nation.
CSSP has spent our 40+ year history working for justice and equity and we have learned from and been awed by the example set to us by Justice Ginsburg. We mourn her passing but must use her death as a clarion call to fight harder and smarter, to join together, and to refuse—no matter the circumstances—to settle for less than absolute equity and justice for all.
We mourn her loss but we will heed her actions and words to “fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” May Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg rest in peace.
About CSSP. The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) works to achieve a racially, economically, and socially just society in which all children, youth, and families thrive. We translate ideas into action, promote public policies grounded in equity, and support strong and inclusive communities. We advocate with and for all children, youth, and families marginalized by public policies and institutional practices. Learn more at www.CSSP.org.