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SAN ANTONIO (November 12, 2020) — Today, City Council passed a Resolution to honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Councilwoman Viagran issued the following statement:
“I put forward this resolution because I believe that San Antonio, with a majority female council, is a living testament to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life work.
She was an American icon and a hero who dedicated her career to securing equal protections for all Americans and challenging gender discrimination. She was a champion for women’s rights and taught us to never give up on our beliefs.
This is an exciting time with history being made with our newly elected Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. She is the first female Vice President-elect of our country and it is important that we remember those that paved the way for opportunities and success for others.
The City of San Antonio and its residents continue to champion for increased gender equality through a host of initiatives and programs which include the Women’s Leadership Mentoring Program, the Girls Empowerment Summit, citywide programming for Women’s History Month in March, the election of a majority female city council, an adopted a resolution in support of Women’s Safety passed on November 15, 2018, as well as Heath and Economic opportunities in the City of San Antonio. It is our responsibility to carry on her legacy by staying diligent to our Constitutional rights and fighting for equality for all.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and an advocate for women’s rights. She became a cultural icon with her powerful dissenting opinions. She passed away on September 18, 2020 at the age of 87 due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. On August 18, 2020 just one month before her death, the United States celebrated 100 years of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which gave women the right to vote.”