John Lewis

John Lewis


Congressman, Georgia's Fifth Congressional District

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This negotiated agreement does not include every wish and want, but it has the capacity to change lives – for the American people and our beloved neighbors. From time to time, I say that we must not let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

It could be more affordable than you think to #GetCovered  on . More than 8 in 10 people who signed up to for 2019 could find p #GetCoveredremiums  for less than $100 per month.

Our children and their children will ask us what did you do? What did you say? For some this vote may be hard. But we have a mission and a mandate to be on the right side of history.

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.

Wishing each and every one of you a happy and safe Christmas holiday. May the spirit of love and kindness fill your day.

I have been in some kind of fight – for freedom, equality, basic human rights – for nearly my entire life. I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now.

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.

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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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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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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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 

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

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

I was beaten, left bloody and unconscious so that every American has the right to vote. Friends of mine gave their lives. Do your part. Vote

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.

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