This past weekend our nation lost a genuine warrior for truth and justice in the transition of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Perhaps for you, like it was for me, the timing of her death produced a crushing blow to your heart as we know all that she was fighting to protect in our courts. But she honorably fought her good fight and is worthy of her rest. She modeled for all of us the level of commitment we must each have in advancing our Democracy.
Let not her work be in vain. Let us take up the torch, the light of justice that she leaves behind for us to carry each in our unique ways. The Truth and Conciliation Commission is doing it’s part by partnering with Just Democracy—a national coalition of 30 grassroots organizations calling for bold structural change so that the rules of our Democracy work for everyone. If we ever want to see the racial justice that we dream about become a reality, then the rules can no longer be stacked against our most vulnerable populations. We need a Just Democracy.
As painful as the reality of Justice Ginsberg’s transition is, we must keep fighting forward. Commit now more than ever to what you hope we will become, for our Democracy can not and does not rest on the shoulders of one, nor even the will of a few, but the power-filled work of the many.
Rev. Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding