January 25, 2006 - Atlanta, GA. - Congressman John Lewis, himself a former subject of unwarranted FBI surveillance as a leader in the Civil Rights Movement and an outspoken critic of the recently revealed NSA domestic spying program, was highly critical of alleged covert Pentagon initiatives that targeted peace activists in Atlanta.
January 23, 2006 - Ford Motor Company announced today that it would lay off 25-30,000 workers in 14 plants across the country, including the auto assembly plant in Hapeville, Georgia. Representative John Lewis made these comments after hearing the news:
January 18, 2006 - Washington, D.C. - Rep. John Lewis applauded the unveiling of the "Honest Leadership, Open Government" Act, an aggressive reform package developed to reverse the excesses of a Republican-dominated U.S. Congress and help restore public confidence in the integrity of the federal government.
January 13, 2006 - "As many celebrate the contributions of a great American, Martin Luther King, Jr., there are some who question whether the vision that Dr. King so eloquently described is still alive today," said Rep. Lewis. "But the assassins of Martin Luther King, Jr. could not kill the dream of peace. They could not kill the dream of an open society.
January 13, 2006 - Rep. Lewis was invited to participate in the annual state observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. day of service today at the State Capitol in Atlanta. He decided not to participate for the following reason: