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