“America has lost many legends this year and today we have been swept away with grief and the loss of a giant and national treasure, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Notorious, courageous, and a feminist hero to women like myself and my daughter Emma standing for the rights of all people, committed to writing opinions that are for the people by the people. If it weren’t for fighters like her, I would not be able to stand where I stand on the floor of our legislature fighting for the people. As a national community we must stand in this moment and honor this great servant who made decisions that impacted millions of lives for nearly 30 years. We must allow our America to mourn, and together choose who will make decisions who will impact our children’s future for generations to come. Rest easy RBG – you showed us the way. We’ll take it forward from here.”

Rep. Debra Lekanoff