Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest serving members of Congress and former chairman of the Judiciary Committee, was a champion of civil and human rights. He was first elected to Congress in 1964, during the height of the African American struggle for voting rights in this country.
The American people have lost a great leader at a time of crisis in our democracy. Chairman Elijah Cummings gave all he had. He dedicated his entire life to serving the public good. When this nation needed him most, he became a moral voice “crying in the wilderness,” and his words and actions called a reluctant nation to conscience.
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