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Washington State Alliance for Retired AmericansFriday, September 25th, 2020 at 9:43pm
A Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Giant of the Supreme Court

Alliance members are united in mourning the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In addition to being a leader of the civil rights movement, she was a champion of women’s rights and the freedom to form a union.

As a justice, she also authored an important opinion on age discrimination, stating that two Arizona firefighters were protected by the federal age anti-discrimination law because it applied to state and local governments regardless of their size.

“She was a legal giant whose legacy will be felt for generations. We will never forget her many contributions to our nation and to ensuring fairness for all Americans, no matter your race, your gender, your religion, or your station in life,” said Alliance President Robert Roach, Jr.

“Today we give thanks for her decades of service to our country, including 27 on the Supreme Court,” he added. “The labor movement was just one of the many great American institutions that she fortified with her remarkable intellect and judgment.”