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Whitmer orders Michigan flags lowered in honor of Ginsburg

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Posted at 10:25 PM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 22:25:46-04

(WXYZ) — Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered all U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and at all public buildings and grounds lowered to half-staff in honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Whitmer also released the following statement about the passing of Ginsburg:

I am truly heartbroken at the news of Justice Ginsburg’s passing. Her intellect, her razor sharp wit, and her lifetime of service to our nation made her an inspiration to millions of Americans. I know there are a lot of women who are feeling worried right now about what this means for the future of our country. One thing I learned watching Justice Ginsburg’s fearless battles with cancer and injustice is that you never give up, and you never stop fighting for the values we hold dear as Americans. The best way to honor Justice Ginsburg’s memory is by making our voices heard at the ballot box this November. Register to vote, request an absentee ballot, and return it quickly. Let us turn our grief into action, let us choose hope over fear, and let us find the strength to build a stronger America for everyone.