John Lewis (@repjohnlewis )

John Lewis

Bio Congressman, Georgias Fifth Congressional District
Location Atlanta, GA
Tweets 1,9K
Followers 1,0M
Following 146
Account created 07-04-2009 13:49:52
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Twitter Web App : All eligible 5th District of Georgia students interested in attending a Military Service Academy are invited to participate in the 2019 Military Service Academy forum, hosted by my office on August 24 at 11am. For more information, visit:…

iPhone : Toni Morrison was our griot who told the stories that defined the soul of a people. She weaved our centuries of struggle for existence and recognition with a spiritual philosophy of love and gifted imagination.…

iPhone : 54 years ago today, the Voting Rights Act was signed into law by Pres. Johnson. Countless souls marched, protested, & stood in immovable lines so no citizen would be denied their right to vote. Now we must continue the fight to protect our democracy & redeem the soul of America.

iPhone : Where are my colleagues on the other side of the aisle? You must speak up. You must do something. History will not be kind to any of us if we remain silent.

iPhone : I know racism when I see it. - @RepJohnLewis (D-GA) on the motion to condemn President Trump’s remarks on House Democrats

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Twitter Web Client : Civil Rights leader Rep. John Lewis on President Trumps racist tweets: What he said, and what he continues to say, is racist. It is racism. You cannot hide it. You cannot sweep it under the American rug.

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Twitter Web Client : Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Do not become bitter or hostile. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble. We will find a way to make a way out of no way. #goodtrouble

iPhone : National groups are confirming mass raids to detain undocumented people around the country. In the Atlanta area, it is predicted that there will be targeted raids this weekend in pre-dawn hours. Share this post and help Atlantans know their rights.

Twitter Web Client : As people of good conscience and concerned citizens of this nation, we must condemn the planned raids of the homes, communities, and workplaces of allegedly undocumented immigrants.…

Twitter Web Client : Fifty-eight years ago this week, I was released from Mississippi State Penitentiary, also known as Parchman Farm, after being arrested at the bus station in Jackson, Mississippi for using a so-called white restroom during the Freedom Rides. #GoodTrouble

Twitter Web Client : Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year--it is the struggle of a lifetime. We must be persistent and consistent if we are to build the beloved community here in America. #GoodTrouble

Twitter Web Client : 55 years ago this evening, three young men working as part of the Mississippi Freedom Summer--Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman--disappeared driving home after being released from jail in Neshoba County. It was more than a month before their bodies were found.

Twitter Web Client : I hate to go down this road, but this discussion, this debate, is making me sick. It’s taking me back to another time and another place. It has the stench of racism.

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