Hundreds Of Mainers Gather To Mourn RBG
Sunday night, September 20th, 2020, hundreds of people gathered downtown in monument square to honor the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She broke many barriers for women when it came to law practice and was a trailblazer on the United States Supreme court. Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away from cancer last week at the age of 87, and the whole series in the United States Supreme court is not a small one by any circumstance. That being said, not getting into the minutiae of thinking about who would fill her seat, people in cities around the country decided that she deserves her memory honored.
"She brought some of the most famous cases about women's rights to the Supreme Court as an attorney for the ACLU," said State Senator Shenna Bellows to WMTW Channel 8, who attended tonight's candlelit vigil for Ruth Bader Ginsburg. "So she was a personal hero and inspiration, and as a Supreme Court justice, her dissents became famous."
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So happy to have been able to share the poem I wrote about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for tonight’s candle light Vigil. What a humbling experience to speak amongst such powerful women working to carry on her torch. Look for my full poem in tomorrow’s copy of the @portlandpressherald A post shared by Nyamuon.Nguany.M (@moonskie__) on
The Remembrance vigils were put on throughout the state in collaboration with the group's "We Are Maine," "March Forth Main," and "Mainers For Accountable Leadership."
Were you able to attend any of the visuals if So, what was your experience?