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November 9, 2006 Press Release

I am very saddened to learn about the passing of Ed Bradley. We have lost one of the most distinguished journalists of our time. I knew Ed Bradley. It was just wonderful to be in his presence. He was so gifted, so talented, so smart, so wise. He could be very serious on one hand, but incredibly funny on the other.

November 1, 2006 Press Release

In the November issue of Esquire magazine, Congressman John Lewis is named one of the "9 Pillars of Congress". The magazine describes the honor in this way: "The good works and great sacrifice of our elected officials too often go unsung. If you're looking for real thought leadership, here are some of our very best." The magazine goes on to describe Rep.

October 25, 2006 Press Release

It was important for President Bush to talk to the American people about the war in Iraq today. This is one of the deadliest months on record since the beginning of the war. 93 service men and women have died in Iraq since Oct. 1st, and the death toll will probably reach 100 before this month comes to an end.

October 20, 2006 Press Release

Today Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), and Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Barack Obama (D-IL) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez requesting federal investigation of an action taken by the Georgia State Board of Elections.

October 17, 2006 Press Release

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and an important time to recognize the continuing employment difficulties that face Americans with disabilities. Despite the ability and desire to work, people with disabilities face a 50-percent unemployment rate or higher.

October 1, 2006 Press Release

Recently, the American Association of University Women rated the voting records of members of the 109th Congress. Congressman John Lewis is the only member of the Georgia delegation to have received a perfect voting record from the AAUW on issues it deems important to women.

September 26, 2006 Press Release

"President Gerald Ford was more than a politician; he was a statesman and a gentleman. Gerald Ford will always be remembered as the leader who found the courage and the capacity to heal an injured nation.

September 8, 2006 Press Release

On September 11, 1906, Mahatma Gandhi began an 8-year non-violent struggle to end unjust treatment of Indians in South Africa. Exactly 100 years later Rep. John Lewis will join with members of the Indian community and other proponents of peace nationwide to commemorate the modern legacy of non-violent struggle initiated by Gandhi's first public act of satyagraha.

August 29, 2006 Press Release

America remembered two pivotal moments in its history this week, the 43rd anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Justice (August 28, 1963) and the first year since the Gulf Coast's devastation by Hurricane Katrina (August 29, 2005), with particular concern for the continued debilitation of one of the world's great cities-New Orleans.

August 22, 2006 Press Release

"The radio ads issued by the National Black Republican Association," said Rep. Lewis, "claiming that Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican are deceptive and misleading.