After we grieve and properly celebrate her grit, work and legacies, Democrats and anyone else dedicated to the survival of American democracy can honor the memories of Cong. Elijah Cummings, Cong. John Lewis and now Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg
with a righteous rejection of Trump, Mitch McConnell and all Trump’s corrupt enablers.
There are 45 days to go. I pledge to do more than one thing every day - volunteer, organize, give money, whatever it takes - until Nov. 3 to honor these fallen heroes who dedicated their lives to decency, fair play and human rights.
The very things that brought my grandparents and their parents to this country and lives of hard, honest work here, giving back.
The alternatives are to lapse into despair and let the right and Trump's cult continue their enthusiastic obeisance to international dictators, intensely self-interested commitment to obstruction of women and minorities' advancement and corruption of American democracy.
One more thing: as someone whose family has been repeatedly damaged by cancers, I want to make sure we salute Justice Ginsberg's multiple battles with cancers and her unwillingness to let her treatments and pain impede her work and spirit.
The phrase is misused and overused, but the pioneering Ruth Bader Ginsberg was one-of-a-kind, and, along with Congressmen Elijah Cummings and John Lewis deserve our most-respectful best responses now that they have left the fight and responsibility to us.