“When I’m sometimes asked ‘When will there be enough (women on the Supreme Court)?’ and my answer is: ‘When there are nine.’ People are shocked. But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that.” RBG
Call to Action
Let’s honor the life of this trailblazing attorney for women’s rights and her commitment to voting rights by contacting our U.S. Senators now and urging them to wait on the selection of the next Supreme Court justice until the next president is elected. [Use the Capitol Switchboard phone number, (202) 224-3121 or (888) 352-3520, and ask for your Senator’s office.]
In this current political and social climate, women and girls—particularly those of color—are forced to navigate systems that increasingly oppress women. In contrast, the Gamaliel Network, organizes for a world that is equitable, just, and inclusive. Now more than ever, it is critical for Gamaliel, to grow and enhance its women’s leadership development training program, Ntosake.
Ntosake, which comes from a South African dialect and loosely translates, “she who walks with lions,” or “she who carries her own things”. This represents a quarter of a century of training women to appreciate and galvanize their power in the public arena. Ntosake and the entire Gamaliel network mourns the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been on the federal bench for twenty-five years. In 1993, she became the second woman ever to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Throughout that time, she has continued to be a leading voice for gender equality, women’s interests, and civil rights and liberties.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been a pioneer for gender equality throughout her distinguished career. While singular in her achievements, she was far from alone in her pursuits and received much support from talented, dedicated women all along the way. Celia Bader provided a strong role model for her daughter at an early age.
WE must continue to invest in the leadership development of women and girls. You may invest by going to https://gamaliel.org/ntosake-giving/ and following the prompts. Your contribution is 100% tax-deductible and will shape the future for women and girls in our community.
The Women of Ntosake