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Rep. Albio Sires (D-West New York). (Photo: Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Albio Sires on the passing of John Lewis

By David Wildstein, July 18 2020 10:53 am


To have a titan of justice and civil rights like John Lewis as a colleague was a privilege that cannot be overstated. He truly was a good person who wanted us, and our nation, to be better tomorrow than we were yesterday. His fight lasted his entire life and I was honored to work with him on legislation, protest for gun control on the House Floor with him, and I will continue to think of his optimism, dedication, and courage in the days ahead. In the future, when people talk about great Americans, John Lewis will be at the top of the list. Today, we grieve with John’s family, friends, and all those who he touched during his life of activism, and then, we make good trouble in his name.The House of Representatives, and the entire United States, is a better place because of Congressman John Lewis.

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