TIME’S UP: “Justice Ginsburg helped women see ourselves as leaders”

TIME'S UP 2020

Today, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made history as the first woman to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol. Tina Tchen, president and CEO of TIME’S UP Now, issued the following statement:

“Brilliant, fearless, and compassionate, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg represented the best of us – whether she was fighting for LGBTQ+ equality or standing up for access to health care, she made it her life’s work to improve the lives of others.

“Justice Ginsburg understood the realities facing women and families because she had lived it herself: a working mother who experienced sexual harassment and discrimination based on her gender, as well as her own caregiving and personal health struggles. Justice Ginsburg’s example helped millions of women see ourselves as leaders, too.

“Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, unchecked sexual harassment, the economic recession, and racial injustice, working women – and especially women of color – deserve champions like Justice Ginsburg at every level of our government. In gratitude to Justice Ginsburg, and all those who paved the way for a better future, we must do everything in our power to ensure every eligible voter is registered and has a plan to vote in this election. Our lives and livelihoods are depending on it.”


TIME’S UP™ Now is the nonpartisan and not-for-profit advocacy arm of TIME’S UP. We advocate for safe, fair, and dignified work for all in the public and private sectors, calling for an end to harassment and other related forms of discrimination on the job. And we fight to rebuild the systems that have taken away women’s power for far too long. TIME’S UP Now is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization.