John Lewis

John Lewis


Congressman, Georgia's Fifth Congressional District

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Please know, certain Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients must update their information by today, April 22, 2020 in order to receive their full economic impact payment authorized in the CARES Act.

Today, I joined @RepBobbyRush  in calling on the @EPA  to secure equal rights to clean air protections. Air pollution has not only contributed to the climate crisis, but is linked to the increased mortality of COVID-19 in our most vulnerable communities.

I’m continuing to share updates regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and some resources that you may find helpful.

I am sharing more updates about our work in Congress and in Georgia’s 5th District.

Today, the GA Congressional Delegation co-signed a letter to U.S. AG William Barr and Asst AG Eric Dreiband, encouraging the use of “all possible Federal resources to achieve full justice, transparency, and accountability in the case of Mr. Ahmaud Arbery.”

I know your pain, your rage, your sense of despair and hopelessness. Justice has, indeed, been denied for far too long. Rioting, looting, and burning is not the way. Organize. Demonstrate. Sit-in. Stand-up. Vote. Be constructive, not destructive.

Today’s Supreme Court decision affirms what millions of Americans already knew: The current administration is so determined to wage a hateful campaign against immigrant families and communities that it makes cruel and arbitrary decisions that break the law

House Democrats are listening to those speaking out for police reform and will pass the George Floyd#JusticeInPolicing  Act today. Learn more about the bill and become a citizen co-sponsor at .

59 years ago today I was released from Parchman Farm Penitentiary after being arrested in Jackson, MS for using a so-called "white" restroom during the Freedom Rides of 1961.

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As many universities plan for online or hybrid learning this fall, this needlessly punitive proposal puts international students at risk of illness or deportation if they continue their education in the United States.

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Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble. #goodtrouble 

I have been beaten, my skull fractured, and arrested more than forty times so that each and every person has the right to register and vote. Friends of my gave their lives. Do your part. Get out there and vote like you’ve never voted before. #vote  #goodtrouble 

56 years ago today I was released from Parchman Penitentiary after being arrested in Jackson, MS for using a "white" restroom. #goodtrouble 

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55 years ago today, we were beaten, tear gassed, and trampled by horses. I thought I saw death. I thought I was going to die. I don't know how I made it back, but I know we cannot rest. We cannot become weary. We must keep pushing and pulling and find a way to get in the way.

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I fought too long to end discrimination based on race and color to allow discrimination based on gender identity to be considered acceptable

Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Do not become bitter or hostile. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble. We will find a way to make a way out of no way. #goodtrouble 

We were beaten, we were tear-gassed. I thought I was going to die on this bridge. But somehow and some way, God almighty helped me here. We cannot give up now. We cannot give in. We must keep the faith, keep our eyes on the prize.

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Never have I seen legislative action that reveals such clear disdain for the human dignity of the most vulnerable among us.

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