Orange, Calif. — Upon the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today from complications of metastatic cancer, Democratic Party of Orange County Chair Ada Briceño release the following statement:  

“Our nation is grieving the loss of a true visionary for equality and justice. Ruth Bader Ginsburg taught us that our Constitution’s first words, ‘in Order to form a more perfect Union, instill the promise of our nation’s soul — a promise we must keep. 

I’m grateful to Justice Ginsburg. She once said the song ‘Free to Be You and Be Me’ reflected her hope for all of us. She showed me that my rights, as a woman and as an immigrant, deserve to be as strong as anyone else’s. We are committed to leading, and will always draw strength from the legacy and life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

About the Democratic Party of Orange County

Once known as “Reagan country,” after President Reagan called Orange County the place where “all good Republicans go to die,” Orange County is rapidly shifting from a Republican stronghold into a highly diverse Democratic metropolis. 

Chair Ada Briceno, a longtime labor organizer, Co-President of UNITE HERE Local 11, and recently elected Democratic National Committee member, is the first immigrant and second Latina to lead the Democratic Party of Orange County. Her executive leadership team includes Latino, Vietnamese, millennial, and LGBT representation. 

Democrats swept all seven Congressional seats in Orange County in 2018. Less than a year later, Democrats overtook countywide voter registration to become the region’s leading political party. Today, OC Democrats have gained more than a 2-point voter advantage over the GOP.

Orange County is the nation’s sixth largest county, with 3.2 million residents and more than half a million registered Democratic voters. 

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September 18, 2020
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