Congressional candidate Patricia Ackerman comments on the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ackerman statement in response to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Carson City, NV (September 20) – Patricia Ackerman, the Democratic candidate for Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District, released the following statement in response to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday:
“Today, we lost a pillar of justice in our nation. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg led a life of integrity and served as a beacon of hope for millions of Americans during her tenure on the Supreme Court,” Ackerman stated. “As we mourn her passing, we must also renew our commitment to promoting fairness and rooting out systemic inequalities in our legal system. In her memory, let us steadfastly continue to march forward bearing the torch of progress.”
About Patricia Ackerman
Patricia Ackerman is the daughter of Ukrainian immigrants who arrived in this country fleeing the destruction of World War II. Patricia’s mother was forced slave labor for Nazi Germany, while her father almost starved to death in a concentration camp. At the age of 15, Patricia left a home plagued by domestic violence. With a GED in hand, Patricia started her own successful small business as an interior landscape designer at the age of 21. Patricia would go on to become an award-winning stage actress, a member of the Long Beach Mounted Police, an FBI independent contractor, and an accomplished high-altitude mountaineer. Patricia’s greatest driving force in her run for public office is her mother. From 2007-2013, Patricia acted as her mother’s primary caregiver. Toward the end of her mother’s life, Patricia could not find a local doctor who would take medicare in a timely fashion. Having to wait weeks, her mother passed away the day before her appointment. Patricia Ackerman wants to lead the charge in producing a healthcare system that is affordable and accessible to Northern Nevada. Follow Patricia on Twitter or Facebook.