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July 8, 2016 Press Release

Today, Rep. John Lewis made comments about the series of shootings American communities have faced in recent days, including the horrific murder of police officers in Dallas.  This statement is based on the comments he made during a Congressional Black Caucus press conference today.

July 8, 2016 Press Release

Like so many Americans, I had a chance to view the murder of Alton Sterling on video.  I am not an expert, but to me, it looked like an execution. I cannot understand why any citizen who is complying with police commands should need to fear for his life and then be murdered.  The lives of his wife and children are shattered.  How can they ever be repaired?

July 2, 2016 Press Release

“The world community has lost a giant—one of the most dedicated, committed champions of human rights it has ever known.  He transmuted his survival of the worst horrors of the Holocaust in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald camps to become a gifted, poetic voice that called for the liberation of all human kind.

June 24, 2016 Press Release

Reps. John Lewis (GA-05) led members of Congress to register their complaints about recent mass raids and deportations by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted under the name Operation Border Guardian.  Reps. Lewis, G. K. Butterfield (NC-01), Hank Johnson (GA-04), and Alma S.

June 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON Congressman John Lewis (GA) spoke on the House Floor this morning to condemn Congressional inaction to mass shootings and gun violence in the United States.  He made this statement and led a sit-in against the inaction of Congress on this crisis of violence:

June 17, 2016 Press Release

            "It was one year ago today that Charleston, SC and this nation lost nine precious souls. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Cynthia Hurd, Tywanza Sanders, Myra Thompson, DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Daniel Simmons, Sr., Ethel Lance, Susie Jackson, and Rev. Clementa Pinckney: they were mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers.

June 17, 2016 Press Release

"June 19th, 2016, marks the anniversary of Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day”.   On this day, 151 years ago, Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas to report the liberating news that the Civil War had ended and all slaves were finally free.  They were the last enslaved people to learn about their freedom two years after President Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

June 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Members of the Georgia delegation paused today to pay tribute to Jocelyn Dorsey, the first African American television news anchor in Atlanta, and the first at WSB-TV.  Jocelyn has won numerous awards for her work with WSB-TV, including seven Southeast Regional EMMYS for Editorial Excellence from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS

June 13, 2016 Press Release

“As the details of this tragic incident become more clear, I am deeply saddened and very disturbed by what has been visited on the Orlando community.  As I said earlier today, how many more must die?  How long must we wander through this dark killing field filled with the broken bodies of hundreds—even precious little children—before we finally take strong action against the accessibility of as

June 9, 2016 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, DC]  – Rep. John Lewis (GA-05), along with House Oversight Subcommittee on Transportation Ranking Member Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) and Reps.

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