Care Package for Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020

In memory of RBG. Thank you for everything.

RBG carried more on her shoulders than any person should have to bear, and she did it with dignified power, powerful grace, and graceful dignity. There will never be another like her, and the burden is now on us to turn her hard work into an enduring legacy.

We cannot – nor should we – wait for someone to take her place. As the poet June Jordan once said, echoed most famously by President Barack Obama, “We are the ones we have been waiting for.”

Now is the time to do good and be good.

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Quote: “Think back to 1787. Who were ‘we the people’? They certainly weren’t women … they certainly weren’t people held in human bondage. The genius of our Constitution is that one more than 200 sometimes turbulent years that ‘we’ has expanded and expanded.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Quote: “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Quote: “Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Quote: “Yet what greater defeat could we suffer than to come to resemble the forces we oppose in their disrespect for human dignity?” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Quote: “The greatest menace to freedom is an inert people; that public discussion is a political duty; and that this should be a fundamental principle of the American government.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Quote: “So often in life, things that you regard as an impediment turn out to be great, good fortune.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Quote: “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Quote: “In every good marriage, it helps sometimes to be a little deaf.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Quote: “If you want to be a true professional, do something outside yourself.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Quote: “I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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