John Lewis

John Lewis


Congressman, Georgia's Fifth Congressional District

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56 years ago today, we Marched on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Today we continue to fight for the progress we sought in 1963–livable wages, fair housing, equal education. We must continue to speak up & stand up, to find a way to get in the way to build the Beloved Community.

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Sustainability must become a mandate for every individual and organization on this planet. I salute the efforts of these activists, young and old, who are demanding immediate attention to this urgent problem.

The future of our democracy is at stake. I truly believe the time to begin impeachment proceedings against this president has come. To do otherwise would betray the foundations of our democracy.

The American people have lost a great leader at a time of crisis in our democracy. Chairman Elijah Cummings gave all he had. He dedicated his entire life to serving the public good.

I believe in my heart of hearts that quality, affordable health care is a right. Health care should not depend on the size of your wallet or the digits in your zip code.

John Conyers was born at a time when we needed someone to stand up, to speak up, and speak out, and get in the way, or get in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble.

The right to vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool or instrument we have in a democratic society. And we must use it. #goodtrouble 

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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.

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.

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

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 

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