Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg – October 7, 2020

The League of Women Voters of the Greater New Brunswick Area, in coalition with the New Brunswick Area Branch NAACP, the Pride Center of New Jersey, the Latino Action Network, the
Anti-Poverty Network, the Puerto Rican Action Board, and New Brunswick Tomorrow, invites you to a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 5:00 PM at Monument Square Park, 2 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. Information on registration and voting procedures for the November 3 General Election will also be available.

Speakers at the event include: Shanti Narra, Middlesex County Freeholder, Yvonne Lopez, Assemblywoman for the 19th Legislative District, Lori Sokol, PhD, Executive Director of Women’s eNews, and other distinguished guests.

We honor Justice Ginsberg for her lifelong commitment to equal justice under the law and the elimination of discrimination of all types. Prior to her seventeen year tenure on the United States Supreme Court, Justice Ginsberg was a professor at the Rutgers University School of Law, the first woman to be hired with tenure at the Columbia University School of Law, and General Counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union. As Director of the Women’s Rights Project at the ACLU, Ruth Bader Ginsberg successfully argued six landmark cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. In many of these cases she argued not just for the rights of women, but for those of men who were discriminated against, as well. Her compelling dissenting opinions while serving on the Supreme Court should be a beacon to guide this country into a fairer and more just future.

We are devasted by her loss and wish to honor her memory in a way we believe she would have approved, assuring the voting rights of all people.

Please join us on October 7 at 5:00 PM. Masks are required.

The League of Women Voters of New Jersey is a nonpartisan political organization, founded in April 1920 as a successor to the New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association. Today the League encourages informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Embellishing on words of Ted Parker and Martin Luther King,

Justice Ginsberg once said “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice, but only if

there is a steadfast commitment to see the task through to completion.” Let us honor her with that

commitment and with our vote in the upcoming election.

Contact: League of Women Voters of Greater New Brunswick Area

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