Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ11) released the following statement celebrating the life and legacy of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
“Tonight we mourn the loss of an American icon. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a pioneer and a role model for women across America. She is the reason women like me not only believed we had a right to be in the workplace, but were guaranteed it. She won us equality, and then showed us how to succeed. Generations of women — my mother, myself, my sisters, my daughters — are indebted to her tenacity.
“Decision by decision, Justice Ginsburg reaffirmed the ideals of our Constitution and our shared values of fairness, equality, and opportunity. Her judicial opinions on voting rights, gender discrimination, and same-sex marriage made this country stronger and will continue to ring out through the ages.
“Justice Ginsburg is a shining example of how one person can impact our world and truly make a difference. May her memory be a blessing.”