SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Vigils for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died in her Washington home Friday at 87 due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer, were held in Sacramento and Davis on Saturday evening.
The Sacramento vigil, which began at the county courthouse in downtown at 8 p.m., is part of a larger, nationwide vigil occurring simultaneously at courthouses across the country.
Both Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and City Councilmember Angelique Ashby were both in attendance among other city leaders.
Steinberg praised Ginsburg as a champion of women’s rights and against discrimination, and added, “Our work is far from over.”
Mayor Steinberg talks about Justice Ginsburg as a champion for women’s rights and against discrimination.
“But our work is far from over.” pic.twitter.com/wJSpP7Bs56
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“I know we’re all heartbroken but I’m just so grateful to the years she did give to us,” Ashby said.
The vigil in Davis started at 7:30 p.m. in the Central Park Gardens of Davis between 3rd and 4th streets.