“If I resign any time this year, he could not successfully appoint anyone I would like to see in the court. [The Senate Democrats] took off the filibuster for lower federal court appointments, but it remains for this court. So anybody who thinks that if I step down, Obama could appoint someone like me, they’re misguided.”—The Notorious RBG
“…we can only succeed in combating climate change if we are joined in this effort by every nation, developed and developing alike. Nobody gets a pass.”—President Obama, announcing significant government action on climate change at the UN’s 2014 Climate Summit.
“…it matters not just because women win. It matters because it means we have a seat at the table. And everybody in this room knows the basic rule, if you don’t have a seat at the table, you are probably on the menu.”—Senator Elizabeth Warren, speaking on the historic influx of women in politics at an event in New York City on Monday.
“We can only hope that out of these unfortunate circumstances comes a dialogue about children and guns. The responsibility to avoid guns or to handle them safely should never be on children – as adults, we have a moral imperative to protect children from unintentional shootings.”—
Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Last semester, we saw a number of student-initiated actions against colleges and universities around the country. It was due to a pretty outrageous statistic: one in five female students is sexually assaulted while in college, and sexual assault on campus is chronically underreported.