America’s heart broke Friday night with news of the death of Rep. JohnLewis Legislators, mayors, stars, hip-hoppers, and the magnificent and the regular from Alabama and Georgia to New York City and California hailed the bold lion of civil liberties who never ever quit his battle and his hope, and never ever lost his love.
Lewis’s “goodness, faith and bravery transformed our nation,” stated House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
“Make good trouble, necessary trouble. Seek justice,” tweeted Birmingham, Alabama, Mayor Randall Woodfin, pricing quote the Georgia Democrat. “Rep. John Lewis, the conscience of Black America, has already given us our marching orders. It’s our duty to press onward. Rest well, hero.”
Lewis’s last words in March to the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, a leader of the Poor People’s Campaign, were: “Keep the fight going.”
@RepJohnLewis was a titan of the civil liberties motion whose faith, bravery and goodness changed our country. Every day of his life was committed to bringing flexibility and justice to all. pic.twitter.com/xMbfAUhLUv
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 18,2020
5/ John Lewis believed our country and in the next generation. He cautioned us not to get lost in misery. In this minute of sorrow, we are enthusiastic– we are enthusiastic that, jointly, we can live up to his tradition.
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) July 18,2020
Make great difficulty.
Look for justice.
Rep. John Lewis, the conscience of Black America, has actually currently provided us our marching orders. It’s our responsibility to push onward. Rest well, hero. pic.twitter.com/X5AyrIPbyr
— Randall Woodfin (@randallwoodfin) July 18,2020
John Lewis was an American treasure.
He provided a voice to the voiceless, and he advised each people that the most effective nonviolent tool is thevote
Our hearts feel empty without our buddy, however we discover convenience understanding that he is totally free at last.
— Martin Luther King III (@OfficialMLK3) July 18,2020
John Lewis was and will constantly be an American hero and champ for civil liberties, who influenced all of us to make great difficulty in the defend justice.
Rest in power, Rep. John Lewis.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) July 18,2020
John Lewis was an icon who combated with every ounce of his being to advance the reason for civil liberties for all Americans. I’m ravaged for his family, pals, personnel– and all those whose lives he touched.
My buddy, thank you for revealing the world what #GoodTrouble lookslike pic.twitter.com/cvG8nSJCW5
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 18,2020
America is poorer tonight. And the Kingdom of Paradise richer. “Within all of us there is the spark of the divine. Maybe it’s planted by God Almighty, and we have to use it for good, to be the best we can be.”–John Lewis, in a discussion weeks prior to he passed away.
— Jon Meacham (@jmeacham) July 18,2020
As I stated in an interview back in March, a few of John Lewis’s last words to me were, “Keep the fight going.” & & that’s what we should do. We should all end up being the conscience of the country & & Congress now & challenge them to rise to this minute. & & when needed, enter great difficulty. pic.twitter.com/4C58 pXCn9d
— Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II (@RevDrBarber) July 18,2020
This is a fantastic loss for America, and for everybody who thinks in making the world a more simply location. John Lewis not just saw that our nation might be much better– he never ever quit working to make it that method. We need leaders like him more than ever. https://t.co/YffaikZtZZ
— Costs Gates (@BillGates) July 18,2020
John Lewis provided all he needed to redeem America’s unmet guarantee of equality and justice for all, and to produce a location for us to construct a more ideal union together. In so doing he ended up being the conscience of the country.
— Costs Clinton (@BillClinton) July 18,2020
Oh how we will grieve your loss and yet make every effort to continue your defend justice for all of us! “We must never, ever give up! We must be brave,bold,courageous” John Lewis pic.twitter.com/bbxmQODmf1
— Angela Bassett (@ImAngelaBassett) July 18,2020
“Even though I was under arrest, I smiled because I believed we were on the right side of history. You too must find a way to get in the way.” -John Lewis pic.twitter.com/WqkSFDCsMl
— Niccole Thurman (@niccolethurman) July 18,2020
Congressman John Lewis invested his life combating bigotry and oppression any place he challenged it, from boycotts, sit-ins, and other demonstrations in the streets, to promoting strong, progressive policies in Congress. #ripjohnlewis pic.twitter.com/Sj3joYHWni
— The Black Caucus (@TheBlackCaucus) July 18,2020
We gained from civil liberties giant Congressman John Lewis that we have “a moral obligation, a mission and a mandate, to speak up, speak out and get in good trouble.”
In honor of his tradition, we will continue this course of great difficulty.
Rest in power, Congressman.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) July 18,2020
John Lewis was a hero we didn’t be worthy of– a champ for equality and flexibility, an unfaltering statesman, and among my individual heroes– and I’m sad at his death. He lived an amazing life and influenced a generation of Americans to eliminate for a much better tomorrow.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) July 18,2020
John Lewis influenced us to cause the modification we dream of seeing worldwide. He promoted justice and chance for all– the lion of CivilRights His tradition is our pursuit of “good trouble” that changes America. Let us continue to honor and commemorate his life pic.twitter.com/3Ca4y9Hov3
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) July 18,2020
“When you lose your sense of fear, you’re free.” -Rep. John Lewis We will continue to blaze the course towards true justice and equality for ALL in your honor. Thank you for your life’s work ♥ pic.twitter.com/xtxG1GkUe0
— Demetria Obilor (@DemetriaObilor) July 18,2020
“Be kind, be hopeful, be optimistic, never get down. It’s all gonna be okay, all gonna be alright. We’re one people, we’re one family. We all live in the same house, not just the American house but the world house. I wish you well.”
Baruch Dayan haEmet. Rest in power, Rep. Lewis https://t.co/rFOrtA6Qco
— Elijah Jacob Mears (@ElijahJMears) July 18, 2020.
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