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September 21, 2020

Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence; cell: 828-712-7603

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Mourns Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Calls for No Vote on Replacement Until After Inauguration

WASHINGTON — The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence released the following statement following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has left a permanent mark on our nation. Her commitment to fairness, justice and equality moved our country forward in pursuit of a more perfect union. She broke ground and led the way for generations of women, men, Black and Brown Americans, LGBTQ Americans, immigrants and refugees. She recognized that none who are part of our American melting pot deserve to be disenfranchised, cast aside, told to know their place, or wait their turn by a system that has not always viewed them as worthy of inclusion in this democracy.

Justice Ginsburg used her platform to advance Americans’ safety, including through voicing her dissent on decisions regarding expansion of the Second Amendment.

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, our staff and partners join the nation in mourning the death of this incredible leader, celebrating her legacy, and committing to fight for justice in her name. As we celebrate her accomplishments and seek to follow her example, it would be undemocratic for the Senate to vote on a Supreme Court Justice nomination until after the presidential inauguration. Forcing a nomination now would fly in the face of the course of justice and fairness she pursued.

Let us take the torch that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has lit for us. We must fight for justice and democracy, and we must not let her down.

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About the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Founded in 1974, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is the nation’s oldest gun violence prevention organization. We believe gun violence should be rare and abnormal. CSGV develops and advocates for evidence-based solutions to reduce gun injury and death in all its forms.

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