Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker releases statement following passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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(WEHT)- Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker issued a statement following the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Full Statement

America has lost an icon and inspiration. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was first a trailblazer and then a bulwark for equality, whether you are a woman, gay, a person of color or disabled. Just as importantly, she was a shining role model for girls everywhere – a testament to working hard and fighting for what’s right. Her legacy will endure, but only if we fight as hard as she did to protect it.
MK and I grieve for Justice Ginsberg’s family, friends and followers – but most of all, our entire nation. Our prayer is that we honor this giant by honoring her fervent dying wish.

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(This story was originally published on Sept. 18, 2020)

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