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Vigil for Ruth Bader Ginsburg held in Missoula

Missoula RBG vigil
Posted at 6:39 PM, Sep 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-19 20:50:45-04

MISSOULA — Nearly 100 Missoulians gathered Saturday on the Missoula County Courthouse Lawn through the rain in remembrance of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg, who died fighting metastatic pancreas cancer.

Ginsburg first was appointed in 1993 by Bill Clinton and served until her death.

Lisa Davey is a local activist and said that Ginsburg left a lasting impact to her life.

“Something that sticks with me about RGB's life is really that she stood against a tide of misogyny her whole entire life and just really walked into it with humility and with grace," Davey said. "She died fighting for our country and lived a life of service and a life of thinking about people who had less than her.”

Erin Erickson, the vigil organizer and Missoula lawyer says that Ginsburg led her to her career.

“I'm actually a female lawyer here in Missoula, and a managing partner in my law firm. Throughout my entire law career (Ginsburg) has been a mentor and a role model for me. She has always taught me that through humble, hard work, I actually can do whatever I want to do and she definitely paved the way for women like me to be able to do things I can do today," said Erickson.