The Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President & CEO, Jaime di Paulo, on behalf of the Hispanic business community, mourns the loss of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“We mourn the passing of a giant in American history, a champion for justice, a trailblazer for women. She would want us all to fight as hard as we can to preserve her legacy”, said di Paulo.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not just a groundbreaking woman and only the second woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court. Throughout her entire career, she was a leader in the legal fight for women’s rights.
She was a hero, an icon, and an inspiration for so many of us. She was a fierce protector of women’s rights, civil rights and reproductive rights, and she will be greatly missed.
For nearly three decades, in her memorable opinions and dissents, Justice Ginsburg championed equal rights for all Americans. She presided over more than 400 rulings. Prior to becoming a judge, she was also a leader in breaking legal barriers, especially for women’s rights and protections.
We thank her for her public service and her ability to interpret the law and challenge laws that were outdated, discriminatory, or just plain wrong. Her life’s work has left an indelible mark on modern American history and will live on for generations to come.
Now, it is our duty and civic responsibility to continue to use our collective voices to call out discrimination, to commit to enact systemic change, and to carry her torch to continue to champion equality for all those who call America home.
Rest in Power, Justice Ginsburg. We thank you for your legendary work in educating the American people about equal rights, representation, and justice for all.
Your legacy has created a multitude of social and judicial shifts and changes to how the American justice system responds to our evolving society. You held our country accountable. Your work made us all better.
Thank you for your service to our country and our nation’s highest court. Our nation mourns the loss of a trailblazing leader.