Thursday, August 23, 2018

Notorious RBG

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was once asked in an interview when there would be enough women on the Supreme Court. Her answer? "When there are nine."

Dear MoveOn member,

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was once asked in an interview when there would be enough women on the Supreme Court. Her answer? "When there are nine."1

Earlier this month, Justice Ginsburg celebrated her 25th anniversary as a Supreme Court justice.

Throughout her entire career, both on the Court and before, she has shown again and again that she will stand up and fight for equality no matter what. It's no wonder that she's earned herself the title "Notorious RBG"—and why a documentary about her life and career received such massive acclaim earlier this year.

Now you can receive your own DVD of the film "RBG"—and support the work of MoveOn in fighting for equality and justice, stopping Brett Kavanaugh, and saving the Supreme Court.

Click here to order your MoveOn limited-edition copy of "RBG" on DVD or Blu-ray.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life's work has been to fight for equal rights for women and to end gender discrimination.

As a lawyer for the ACLU in the 1970s, she argued case after case in front of the Supreme Court, effectively dismantling discriminatory federal and state laws, and her work has been credited with significantly advancing women's rights in the U.S. Even Antonin Scalia called her the Thurgood Marshall of women's rights.2

And she had to fight to get there. The dean of Harvard Law School, where she was one of only nine female students, once asked her how she could justify taking a place away from a male student.3 And after graduating from law school, no firm would hire her, because she was Jewish, a woman, and a mother.4

This story is captured in the film "RBG"—and what timing! As we face the threat of a Trump-packed Supreme Court, we have the chance to be inspired by what a truly visionary justice can accomplish. (You'll even see a tour of the closet where she keeps all of her famous collars!)

Click here right now to get your limited-edition copy of "RBG" directly from MoveOn. Your donation will help to power MoveOn's crucial work to save the Supreme Court and to fight for justice and equality.

With confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh starting in less than three weeks, it is more important than ever that we rise up to protect the Court from Donald Trump's terrifying agenda. Watching "RBG" is an inspiring reminder of what the Court can be and why this fight is one that we must win.

Click here right now to get your limited-edition copy of "RBG"—and let it inspire you to always continue the fight.

Thanks for all you do.

–Kelly, Jayne, Manny, Nick, and the rest of the team


1. "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks," "CBS Sunday Morning," October 9, 2016

2. "Ruth Bader Ginsburg," Time, April 16, 2015

3. "Ninja Supreme Court Justice: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Fun With Fame," The New York Times, May 9, 2018

4. Ibid

Want to support MoveOn's work without getting a DVD? We are working every day to stop the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice to a lifetime appointment while the investigation into Donald Trump is ongoing. Because a vote for Kavanaugh is a vote to let Trump fire special counsel Robert Mueller—and get away with it. "I believe," wrote Kavanaugh, "that the President should be excused from some of the burdens of ordinary citizenship while serving in office ... We should not burden a sitting President with civil suits, criminal investigations, or criminal prosecutions." He went on to add that presidents should have "absolute discretion" to fire special counsels if that president believes they are "out to get him." Will you chip in and help us work to ensure that Brett Kavanaugh is not confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court?

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