Rep. John Lewis Offers House's Congratulations to Atlanta United
“Be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives congratulates Atlanta United FC and its dedicated fans on winning the 2018 Major League Soccer Cup championship; recognizes the contributions of the Atlanta United FC players, coaches, and leadership of the organization; and joins with the people of Atlanta and soccer fans everywhere in celebrating Atlanta United FC’s first championship victory.”
That is the text of a resolution authored by Rep. John Lewis and signed by the entire Georgia House delegation, except one, to offer Congressional recognition to the Atlanta United for delivering the first national championship title Atlanta has received in 23 years and the first of this century. The resolution was introduced last week. The House was out of session the week before the parade due to commemorations for the late President George H.W. Bush.
“Winning a national championship at any time is wonderful,” said Rep. Lewis, “but winning it during this period of bitter partisanship is a blessing. Sports helps bridge all kinds of barriers that people set against each other. It brings the city and even the state together to rally around something that we all agree is good. It’s a great way to head into the holiday season with a spirit of joy, happiness, and goodwill to all humankind. And it reminds my colleagues here what is possible when people of different persuasions work together toward one meaningful goal. I hope the United win will serve as an inspiration to us all.”