Statement on Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg

SACRAMENTO, September 21, 2020 – California State PTA mourns the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg while we honor her decades of influential achievements in civil rights.

Justice Ginsburg was a devoted champion of the rights of families and children. Not only did her legal opinions and decisions improve the circumstances for these and other disadvantaged groups, but she blazed a trail by rising to the pinnacle of career success despite having faced personal discrimination as a working mother.

“During her tenure, Justice Ginsburg worked to support family leave, protect childrens’ right to privacy, and combat gender discrimination in schools, among other accomplishments,” said Celia Jaffe, President of California State PTA. “Her legacy reminds us how one person can truly positively impact the lives of all children and families.”


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