"Today we must renew our commitment to join together as a world community to combat HIV/AIDS. There are over 40 million people living with HIV/AIDS today. 4 million of those people only recently discovered they are infected with this threatening disease that might have been prevented through education and treatment.
Congressman John Lewis spoke in a program this morning celebrating the groundbreaking at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The memorial will be the first honoring an African American placed on the Mall and recognizes Dr. King's patriotic service to our democracy. Following is the text of the Congressman's speech:
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
"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.
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.