John Lewis

John Lewis


Congressman, Georgia's Fifth Congressional District

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75% of Fulton County’s new #HIV  diagnoses are African Americans. On #NBHAAD , I introduced the HELP Act for loan repayment relief for HIV clinicians and dentists. We need more clinicians to End the Epidemic. #HELPHIVWorkforce  #EHE 

With this vote, we have a chance to reset the clock, to chart a new path, and to create a new trade model. We can always do more, but today, we build a new foundation for trade policy – a floor that reflects our values as a people and a nation.

Thank you for all of the kind birthday wishes. Each day on earth is a gift we must use to continue building the Beloved Community.

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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As the coronavirus outbreak continues, I am sharing some resources that may be helpful to you and your family regarding – Travel Alerts School Meals in Metro Atlanta Distance Learning Resources Managing Student Debt; and Staying Calm and Centered

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.

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 

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

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 

I’ve marched, protested, been beaten and arrested--all for the right to vote. Friends of mine gave their lives. Honor their sacrifice. Vote.

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There is no such thing as an illegal human being. We may have all come here on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.

57 years ago today I was released from Mississippi State Penitentiary, better known as Parchman, after being arrested in the Jackson, MS bus station for using a so-called "white" restroom during the Freedom Rides. #goodtrouble 

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Sometimes you have to get in trouble--good trouble, necessary trouble--to make a way out of no way.

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