Jul 26 2017
This mean, misguided policy takes us back to another place, a darker time. How is it acceptable to target those who love our country so much that they put their bodies and livelihood on the lines for its defense? This is a sad and dark day.
Jul 15 2017
“In the shared commitment to strive towards achieving what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called the Beloved Community, we all must do our part in standing for justice. Inaction is not an option. We must be proactive and engaged in encouraging all of our sisters and brothers to respect the dignity and worth of every human being. We can, and we must do better.
Jun 22 2017
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Lewis joins other members of the Democratic leadership, other colleagues, and activists in an effort to persuade this Congress to repair the Voting Rights Act. Hailed as the most effective voting access tool this nation has ever employed, the heart of the act—the formula used to apply its power to state electoral systems—was gutted by an ill-conceived U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Jun 15 2017
I want to be crystal clear -- there is not any room in our society for hate. There is not room for violence. Whatever we do and wherever we may stand, we must act in a peaceful, orderly, nonviolent fashion.
Jun 01 2017
I was deeply concerned by this nation’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. I do not agree with the dark vision of America’s future the president described that pits accepting responsibility for our environmental impact against the economic stability and vitality of our country.
May 17 2017 • Tallahassee Democrat
Congressman John Lewis, a leader in the Civil Rights movement, is throwing his support behind Gwen Graham and her campaign for Florida governor.
May 12 2017
There is a problem in American elections that was proven by thousands of pages of evidence and months of field hearings in communities across America- that problem is voter discrimination.
May 05 2017
From the moment he set foot in the Oval Office, he has done exactly what he falsely accused President Barack Obama of doing. He is by-passing the legislative role of Congress, negating the fundamental value of public argument and debate, and changing the foundation of American law.
Apr 29 2017 • Atlanta Journal-Constitution
More than 200 gun control advocates rallied Saturday in downtown Atlanta, joined by the city's U.S. Rep. John Lewis in what they say was an effort to counter the annual convention happening blocks away for the National Rifle Association.
Apr 17 2017 • WABE 90.1 FM
U.S. Rep. John Lewis has been named this year's recipient of the Gleitsman Citizen Activist Award for his decades-long work on human rights and civil liberties.