Luján Statement on Passing of John Lewis
Nambé, N.M. – U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement on the passing of John Lewis:
“The passing of civil rights icon John Lewis is an unfathomable loss for our nation. An original Freedom Rider, John Lewis was the Conscience of the United States Congress and statesman whose leadership helped usher in the civil rights era. He played a pivotal role in our nation’s history fighting for equality and justice – and his legacy will be continued by the generations of activists he inspired to 'get into good trouble.'
“America has lost a national treasure, and all of us in Congress have lost a friend and mentor. I will always consider it a blessing to have known Mr. Lewis, and I know his light will continue shining bright in the courage and conviction of the American people. My prayers and deepest condolences are with his loved ones, and I hope it comforts his family to know that a nation mourns with them tonight.”
Monica Garcia (202) 225-6190
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