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ENG: John Robert Lewis (born February 21, 1940) is the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district, serving since 1987. He was a leader in the American Civil Rights Movement and chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), playing a key role in the struggle to end segregation. He is a member of the Democratic Party and is one of the most liberal legislators. Early life and activism Born in Troy, Alabama, the third son of Eddie and Willie Mae Lewis. His parents were sharecroppers. Lewis was educated at the Pike County Training High School, Brundidge, Alabama and also American Baptist Theological Seminary and at Fisk University, both in Nashville, Tennessee, where he became active in the local sit-in movement. As a student he made a systematic ...
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Rep. John Lewis Introduces SAFETY Through Non-Violence Act

Rep. John Lewis re-introduced a bill establishing a national initiative to make federal grants to community advocates, local, state, and tribal governments to teach the principles and discipline of non-violence to American youth. Lewis first heard about non-violent activism as a teenager when he was only 15 years old. He heard Martin Luther King Jr. talking about the non-violent struggle in the city of Montgomery, and that radio broadcast changed his life. He knew then that he wanted to participate in the work of non-violent change ensuing in America. To this day, he himself is still an ...

Congressman John Lewis speaks at Legal Aid event

He was elected to Congress in November 1986 and has served as U.S. Representative ofGeorgia’s Fifth Congressional District since then. That district includes the entire city ofAtlanta,Georgia and parts of Fulton, DeKalb and Clayton counties. Often called“one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced,” John Lewis has dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties, and building what he calls “The Beloved Community” in America. His dedication to the highest ethical standards and moral principles has won him ...

Congressman John Lewis at Occupy Atlanta

Congressman John Lewis visited the Occupy Atlanta rally at Woodruff Park last night approximately 45 minutes after its planning session, or General Assembly, started. Despite saying he did not want to speak, the civil rights icon was invited to address to the crowd. When the topic of allowing Lewis to speak was presented to the group, "Joe" (pictured in red) held up his arms to "block" Lewis from speaking. "Joe" said he was against Lewis speaking because the movement is "not about one individual" and that it has been built on the idea of "no hierarchy." The crowd decided the congressman could ...

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Rep. John Lewis Renews Call to Action on Gun Violence
Rep. Lewis made the following speech on the House floor today after previous remarks made by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other colleagues to encourage the Speaker of the House to bring gun control legislation to the floor.  After Lewis’s speech, he asked his colleagues to join him in the well of the House.  Ten members and Lewis stood quietly in the well.  He was joined by Reps. Robin Kelly (D-IL), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Joseph Kennedy III (D-MA),  John Larson (D-CT), Mike Thompson (D-CA), Elizabeth Etsy (D-CT), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Lois Capps (D-CA), and Katherine Clark (D-MA).  The House was immediately gaveled into recess.   Rep. Lewis’s statement follows: "Mr. Speaker, I rise yet again to speak out about mass shootings and gun violence in our nation.  When I think of Newtown, of Charleston, of Orlando, my heart just breaks.  Mr. Speaker, what will it take for Congress to act?  How many more must suffer? How many more must die? "Today, I
Rep. John Lewis Introduces Resolution on National Museum of African American History and Culture
Today, Rep. John Lewis introduced this resolution honoring the dedication of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.  The text of the resolution is attached.  He made this statement upon introduction of the legislation: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to offer a bipartisan resolution which recognizes the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) on Saturday, September 24, 2016.  I am so proud that over 110 of my colleagues from both sides of the aisle have joined me as original cosponsors.   This weekend will mark an historic moment in our Nation’s history.  Hundreds of thousands of people will convene in Washington, D.C. on the National Mall to celebrate and welcome this historic institution which is dedicated to documenting African American life, history, art, and culture.  Many people in this body, across the nation, and around the world shall celebrate this great day.   Tonight, I applaud Dr. Lonnie Bu
Lewis, Scott, Conyers, and Waters Urge Inclusive Search for New Atlanta Fed President
Reps. John Lewis (D-GA), a senior member of the House Ways & Means Committee; David Scott (D-GA), a senior member of the Financial Services Committee; John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Ranking Member on the Judiciary Committee; and Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member on the Financial Services Committee, urged the Federal Reserve to conduct an inclusive, transparent search for the next President of the Reserve Bank of Atlanta, one that engages candidates from many diverse backgrounds. In a letter to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Thomas Fanning, Chairman of the Atlanta Fed, the Members emphasized the need for Federal Reserve policymakers to account for our nation’s grave racial disparities in terms of unemployment, wages, and income in the development of monetary policy, especially since the economic downturn severely damaged the already tenuous financial security of traditionally underserved communities.  In the sixth Federal Reserve district, where the new president will serv
Rep. John Lewis' Remarks at the Dedication of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Watch Congressman Lewis' Remarks Here President and Mrs. Obama, Vice President Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, President and Mrs. Bush, President Clinton, Mr. Chief Justice and members of the Board of Regents...  To the museum Advisory Council, Secretary David Skorton, and Dr. Lonnie Bunch...  To the leadership of the U.S. Congress, and all my colleagues in both the House and Senate... In memory of the late Rep. Mickey Leland of Texas... To the District of Columbia, the architects of this incredible building... To all the staff of the White House, the federal agencies, the Congress, the Smithsonian who pushed and pulled together to help make this moment happen, and to all the construction companies and their crews -- I say thank you.   Thank you for all you did to help lead our society to this magnificent day.  As long as there is a United States of America, now there will be a National Museum of African American History and Culture.  This is a great achievement.   I tell you, I fee

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