July 17, 2020

Rep. Lawson Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

WASHINGTON, DC. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) issued the following statement on the passing of civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis: 

“We have lost a giant with the passing of Congressman John Lewis. He was a humble leader who dedicated his life to service, justice and equality for all. When we talk about a true ‘Champion for the People,’ John Lewis is the embodiment of that title. He was more than a colleague, but a mentor to all of us who serve in Congress. I will never forget earlier this year when we hosted a surprise celebration for his birthday. The energy in the room was nothing but admiration, respect and love. He was my hero and my friend.  

My brother, rest easy knowing your legacy lives on through each of us. We will keep getting into ‘good trouble’ in your name.