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Statement from Deborah Delisle, President and CEO of the Alliance for Excellent Education, on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

For Release: September 21, 2020

Media Contact: Dorie Turner Nolt, (404) 861-1127,

Washington, DC — “America lost a trailblazer and role model when Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away. We send our deepest condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues. As only the second woman appointed to the highest Court, Justice Ginsburg embodied the values that make this country great: that every American is protected by the constitution, no matter who they are, who they love, or where they live. Given that we are so close to the election, we urge the Senate to wait until after the inauguration to vote on a nominee to replace Justice Ginsburg. Our country must be held together by consistency in decisions and actions. This is the time to put aside politics and honor the last wish of Justice Ginsburg—to wait for the nomination of her successor and not rush into a critical process.”


Deborah S. Delisle is the president and CEO of the Alliance for Excellent Education and served as the U.S. assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education from 2012 to 2015.

The Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) is a Washington, DC–based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those underperforming and those historically underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.