New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state will honor the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by erecting a statue in Brooklyn where she was born.
In a statement on Saturday, Gov. Cuomo says he will appoint a commission in the coming days to select an artist and a location for the installion of the memorial.
“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg selflessly pursued truth and justice in a world of division, giving voice to the voiceless and uplifting those who were pushed aside by forces of hate and indifference,” Gov. Cuomo said. “As a lawyer, jurist, and professor, she redefined gender equity and civil rights and ensured America lived up to her founding ideals — she was a monumental figure of equality, and we can all agree that she deserves a monument in her honor.”
He added: “We remember proudly that she started her incredible journey right here in Brooklyn. Her legacy will live on in the progress she created for our society, and this statue will serve as a physical reminder of her many contributions to the America we know today and as an inspiration for those who will continue to build on her immense body of work for generations to come.”
Justice Ginsburg died on Friday of complications from cancer. She was 87-years-old.