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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 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.

June 4, 2016 Press Release

"Muhammad Ali was an inspiration to people all around the world.  He was a man who gave up his title and risked his place in history to stand up for what he believed.  His moral courage and willingness to put himself in harm's way served as a enduring inspiration to young men, especially young activists, in this country and around the world.

May 27, 2016 Press Release

"As this nation pauses to celebrate Memorial Day, we honor the brave and courageous individuals who serve in the United States military. They are the men and women in uniform, who are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect and defend the freedoms this nation holds dear.

May 20, 2016 Press Release

"Morley Safer was one of the best.  He helped set the highest standard of  excellence in journalism.  He was a reporter by whom others measured themselves.  As a nation, we can never forget the ways he helped document and shape American history, through his coverage of the Vietnam War and his work on 60 Minutes.  

May 2, 2016 Press Release

Today The Washington  Post published a story about the lack of recovery among many African American neighborhoods in the Atlanta metro area since the worst days of the housing crisis in

April 27, 2016 Press Release

On Tuesday, a bipartisan, bicameral coalition introduced the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016.  The House bill (H.R.5067) is led by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), and Rep.

April 27, 2016 Press Release

 Judge Horace Ward lived a rich and impactful life.  Before Rosa Parks sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and while Martin Luther King Jr.