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Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair). Photo by Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe

Mikie Sherrill on the passing of John Lewis

By David Wildstein, July 18 2020 1:13 pm


“John Lewis inspired countless Americans across generations with a life dedicated to service and getting into ‘good trouble.’ He had a vision for a better America, shouldered the weight of change, and put his own safety on the line so that others could live with dignity and grace. He did more to advance equality and justice than any one person should be called upon to do. He continued that struggle in the House of Representatives, and led us as the conscience of the Congress.

“He was living proof that this country can improve. That, as a nation, we can peacefully confront historic wrongs and right them. John Lewis may be gone but his message and his legacy remains.

“I know John Lewis was a man of deep faith and I pray that his spirit will always guide us as we continue the work of systemic change. He charted a path for us. May we all commit to walk in his footsteps.”

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