In her 87 years of life, which began when a woman’s right to vote in the United States was still in its adolescence, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has given all of us so many gifts.   

What we take for granted, she helped create.  What she was subjected to and overcame, we can hardly imagine – even as we continue the fight for fairness and justice in society today.

What she accomplished before she was appointed to the Supreme Court, secured her celebrated position in the history of human and civil rights.

Her conduct on the Supreme Court and her deep friendships with those she disagreed with – most notably Anthony Scalia, who returned the friendship as deeply – is a model for us all…a model for which we are likely to fall short.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s final gift to all of us is showing how one woman can make a difference in the course of human history. 

And how those who didn’t vote in 2016 because they weren’t “excited” or that “it didn’t matter” have been proven tragically wrong.  Vote.