"The Ebola crisis in Africa is devastating. Thousands of people have died, and thousands more are dying. As members of the world community, we cannot shut our doors and turn a blind eye to the suffering of others. Closing our borders will not cut our connection with the rest of humanity.
WASHINGTON--In a pre-dawn Saturday decision, the U.S.
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) joins millions of Americans in marking October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Washington --Today the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), a coalition of 200 civil rights organizations and one of the oldest organizations of its kind in the country, issued its vote ratings for every member of the 113th Congress. The LCCR has issued the Voting Record for every Congress since 1969. The scores reflect positions taken by every senator and representa
I am deeply saddened to learn today that the U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, is stepping down. His resignation is a great loss for any American seeking justice in our society. He became the symbol of fairness, an embodiment of the best in the federal government.
Rep. John Lewis won kudos in two categories in the Best of Atlanta awards, an innovation of the local Atlanta newspaper Creative Loafing. The 2014 awards were released today. The paper said this about Lewis:
"It is unbelievable to me that the Governor Nathan Deal and a State Senator Fran Millar would advocate legislative action that would make it harder and
Today, Rep. Lewis attended a gathering at the White House in honor of the 20th anniversary of Americorps. Americorps is a volunteer service organization that engages more than 75,000 Americans to assist nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.
"Thirteen years have passed since the 9/11 disaster reshaped the course of American history. We can never forget the thousands of innocent lives that were lost on that day or the thousands of families whose future was forever changed.
"We have lost a very successful member of the Atlanta community. He was a winning businessman who took the tasty idea of putting seasoned chicken between two pieces of bread and created a billion-dollar restaurant chain. He first tried the sandwich on customers at the Dwarf Grill in Hapeville. When he realized it was a hit, he built the first Chick-Fil-A in an Atlanta mall in 1967. Since th