Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg – 1933 – 2020
This statement can be attributed to American Farmland Trust president and CEO, John Piotti.
As an organization founded 40 years ago to benefit all Americans that rely on our nation’s agricultural bounty, American Farmland Trust would like to recognize the passing of Justice Ginsberg by sharing a few of her most poignant statements on shaping a better world for all of us:
“Fight for the things that you care about but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”
“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.”
“I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability.”
One might ask, what does this have to do with AFT and our mission?
In agriculture today, as in our society, we find ourselves in a time of great friction—a time when any issue can seem so polarized that there can’t possibly be a middle ground. At AFT, we believe agriculture can be that bridge that connects Americans of all beliefs and backgrounds. That’s why AFT works with farmers and ranchers regardless of size or type of operation, or race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation who bring all these differences to the table to achieve success to the best of their ability for this country today and tomorrow. AFT cares about justice, fairness, unity, and equality in agriculture as in all things and hopes that all citizens will join us in our journey to transform agriculture and the society in which we live. From urban centers to rural landscapes. We are all different, yet we are all one. E Pluribus Unum. RIP RBG.