What Did Ruth Bader Ginsburg Mean to RPCV Health Crusade?
RPCV Health Crusade is deeply saddened at the loss of one of the most incredible people of our generation. In the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the world has lost a great leader in humanity and defender of equality. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a champion of women’s rights, civil rights, disabilities rights, voting rights, and more.
Her trailblazing insights helped her win five of the six cases she argued before the Supreme Court. She set historic precedents as an attorney, as a judge, and of course, as a Supreme Court justice.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg represented and defended the health and welfare of people who are often dismissed or dictated to. She would not accept that there was a “second class” for anyone. Justice Ginsburg believed in justice and equality. She was truly a force to be admired.
She also showed us her lighter side. Audiences of her stories and interviews were treated to her sharp wit and sense of humor. Her words and one-liners will be quoted for centuries to come.
There will be enough women on the Supreme Court when there are nine. People are shocked. But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that.– Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Her collection of collars from around the world was known to many. Based on which collar she wore for her judicial robe, we already knew if she was issuing a majority opinion or a dissent. But we still listened to every word she had to say.
Whenever Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote an opinion or a dissent, she broke the internet. Her dissents eviscerated. Her opinions resonated.
In the memory of the Notorious RBG, RPCV Health Crusade will strive to follow her shining example in equality and to be as inclusive as we can be. In partnership with other RPCVs, we continue our efforts to provide a platform for (soon-to-be) current and returned Peace Corps Volunteers to be heard, validated, and supported in health and health-adjacent needs.
Rest in Peace, Justice Ginsburg. You are forever in our hearts.
One lives not just for oneself, but for one’s community.– Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg