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 : The more people learn to tackle their afflictive emotions, the more individuals will achieve peace of mind, and the more individuals achieve inner peace, the greater are the prospects for peace in the world.

Twitter Web App : Asked why she persisted in the fight for women’s suffrage, ratified August 18, 1920, Alice Paul said:

“When you put your hand to the plow, you can’t put it down until you get to the end of the row.”

With thanks to our forebears for all theyve fought for, the work continues.

iPhone : Toni Morrison was a national treasure, as good a storyteller, as captivating, in person as she was on the page. Her writing was a beautiful, meaningful challenge to our conscience and our moral imagination. What a gift to breathe the same air as her, if only for a while.

iPhone : No other candidate in this race has made reproductive rights as much of a priority as I have—whether it’s being the first to put out a comprehensive policy agenda or highlighting it in the debates.

I wont stop fighting. Help keep me in the debates: secure.actblue.com/donate/kg-soci…

iPhone : #OTD 99 years ago, the 19th Amendment was ratified, granting white women the right to vote – but that right wouldn’t be extended to all women for another 45 years. We have to keep fighting to make sure EVERYONE has access to the ballot box. blavity.com/as-we-celebrat…

SocialNewsDesk : Demand for veteran burials could put strain on national cemeteries ajc.com/news/national/…

True Anthem : Project Wildflower, also known as Xerox Corporation, has tapped Cary, N.C. for an expansion over competing sites in Dallas, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Pittsburgh, Norwalk and Austin. bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2…

SocialNewsDesk : We just dropped to the floor: Neighbors recount shooting that left 2 teens hurt after football game 11alive.com/article/news/l…

iPhone : With experience comes decades worth of personal stories: Recent Iowa grad Katie & her mom this weekend told Joe Biden he changed her life after their meeting in 2007. CBS News

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TweetDeck : ZeroLandfill Atlanta 2019 is entering its seventh year. The event has helped to recycle over 275,000 pounds of discontinued architectural and interior design samples, all to be given to educators and artists throughout Atlanta.
wabe.org/zerolandfill-a…

TweetDeck : Man says he can barely walk after driver hit him and took off: 2wsb.tv/2ZeyT6S TONIGHT AT 11: Hear from the man about what he remembers from that night and the latest on the search for the driver.

Hootsuite Inc. : When Todd asks Pippa to go on a ride, she gets really excited. “She runs over to me, and if I get out the goggles or the backpack, she knows what’s going on. She loves it.” buff.ly/2KBncDa

TweetDeck : The program is designed to raise the profile of GOP challengers by floating their names to the media , big donors and consultants. Candidates must meet a series of benchmarks for things like fundraising and campaign infrastructure to qualify #gapol twitter.com/bluestein/stat…

Hootsuite Inc. : In abortion case DeKalb DA Sherry Boston fights order against doing what she says she won’t do ow.ly/zdQh30pmO9K #gapol

Twitter Web App : Islamic State claims bombing at Kabul wedding that killed 63 bit.ly/2z6m83V

iPhone : It may not be at the top of most Americans’ minds but tackling voter suppression is fundamental to addressing issues with the economy, climate change, and healthcare. It’s the only way we have a fair fight in the policy making process.

Stacey Abrams Fair Fight Action #gapol twitter.com/abcpolitics/st…

iPhone : This week, nearly 50,000 students, 6,000 educators & staff returned to school, marking our 6th #APSFirstDay together‼️ I’m still excited & proud to serve APS! Read my blog to 👀 how far weve come for EVERY student to have choice-filled life! 🙌🏽 atlsuper.com/2019/08/16/fiv…

iPhone : #OTD in 1990, the Ryan White CARE Act was enacted, which has provided communities w the resources necessary to combat HIV/AIDS. Today, let us remember the courage of Ryan White & rededicate ourselves to the fight to end HIV/AIDS & support those living with the disease.

TweetDeck : DeKalb Co.: Road work in left lane of I-20/wb before Wesley Chapel Road (Ex. 68), west of Panola Road (Exit 71). Expect onlooker delays. #ATLTraffic

iPhone : “When asked to kill a relatively anodyne reference to an Orange Skull I realised that perhaps it had been irresponsible to be playful about the dire existential threat we now live with, and I withdrew my introduction.” twitter.com/abrahamjoseph/…

Twitter Web App : Crews have turned on an 6-inch main at 3775 Jailette Rd SW (Casa Verde Dr.). Water service has been restored to approximately 35 businesses and three hydrants. We apologize for any inconvenience the disruption in water service may have caused.#DWMatWork #ATLWatershed

Tweetlogix : Meanwhile, Acuña took the benching in stride.

Video: @FoxSportsBraves

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Twitter Media Studio : “All of these modern institutions and all of these modern things that Americans struggle with can be traced back to slavery and the anti-Black racism that developed to support it.” –Ida Bae Wells

Watch the whole thing. Then explore the #1619Project here: nyti.ms/30eLNDt

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iPhone : So this is making the rounds. Its certainly one of the absolute worst lists Ive ever seen, the kind that quickly and firmly beats a love of reading out of any kid, and the Florida Department of Education SHOULD be ashamed. But Im not surprised. twitter.com/EducationFL/st…

Facebook : This weeks show has posted and we welcome Janelle Jones to the panel.youtube.com/watch?v=uRd31A… youtube.com/watch?v=uRd31A…

TweetDeck : The 19th amendment was ratified 99 years ago, giving women the right to vote. But Black women still faced many more obstacles to voting, and Black people continue to battle voter suppression today.

House Democrats are fighting to ensure that everyone has a voice at the polls.

SocialFlow : Your neighbors are posting on Patch. Heres the latest. (The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.) trib.al/dmo6nvO

TweetDeck : We dreamed of those we was stolen from... Felt like ease to imagine they remained, had not been stolen, would never be. Two-time #NBAwards Winner Jesmyn Ward joins fifteen other writers bringing African-American history to life. nytimes.com/interactive/20…

iPhone : I see the 1st Day of School pics. Im stalking Etsy for Carter’s 1st Day of PreK shirt.

Imagine that excitement and being ripped away from your child while at work as they are left alone and afraid.

MS didnt have to happen. Find a way to get in the way. #FamiliesBelongTogether

iPhone : It’s a great day in the city! Thank you to everyone who joined us today for the ribbon cutting for the new playground at Mozley Park. The new playground is absolutely wonderful!

Twitter Web App : Its that time of year again! Mark your calendars now for Old Fourth Ward Fall Fest at Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark and Lantern Parade 2019 on the Eastside Trail! 🏮🍂🍁🎊🎉#o4wff twitter.com/o4wfallfest/st…

Twitter Web App : I will use the full force of the presidency to combat hate crimes and root out white supremacist threats wherever they are. Here’s how we’re going to do it: corybooker.com/combathate

iPhone : Gun violence is a public health crisis. Our House approved funding for $50 million to fund gun violence research months ago, and it’s sitting in the Senate.

It’s time for the Senate to approve this funding. Lives are depending on it.

axios.com/cdc-gun-contro…

Twitter Media Studio : Yvette is a caretaker to two young boys. She depends on comprehensive childcare services to help her get by. Her story is just one reason W&M Dems are fighting so hard for #paidfamilyleave.

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Twitter Web App : Only two weeks away now. I hope youll spread the word.

A complex study...a richly documented indictment of power and corruption that bears urgent discussion in the coming electoral cycle.

Kirkus Reviews

You can pre-order it now at Macmillan Books: read.macmillan.com/lp/proof-of-co…

iPhone : Here are some of the most climate-vulnerable foods we could lose:
- coffee
- wine grapes
- olives
- berries, citrus and stone fruits
- almonds
- avocados
- alfalfa that feed cattle
bit.ly/33l4Eyx

Twitter Web App : The U.S. Senate Youth program is a unique look at the federal government at a special week of meetings and events in Washington, D.C., for junior & senior high school students. Learn more & apply by Oct. 4 at: ussenateyouth.org/selection_proc…. GA Dept of Education

Twitter Web App : .Ryan Boyer in a keeper league trade offer. I get Gallo (who will be a Free Agent), Paddock and Gary Sanchez. I trade Romine and Kershaw. Should I?

Hootsuite Inc. : Catch best-selling author David Sedaris #AtTheFox Nov 20! Enjoy an intimate evening with the famed humorist and even get the chance to participate in a Q&A session and book signing!
foxtheatre.org/davidsedaris
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Hootsuite Inc. : Check out this weeks CWA bargaining and mobilization update! #1u
cwa-union.org/news/bargainin…

iPhone : By the mid-1940s, Anderson had performed in halls all over the globe—at one point, she had 60 performances in seven months. She was traveling some 20,000- to 30,000-miles a year.

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TweetDeck : It’s been two weeks since the largest attack on Latinos in modern US history.

El Paso is standing up for a better future. We must stand with them.

I’ll be there next week w/Giffords & @LatinoVictoryUS for a town hall against gun violence and hate. See you then. twitter.com/latinovictoryu…

iPhone : “Make it safe—now.” Zoe Ordway, 16, badly injured in a wreck at a dangerous intersection in Forsyth Co., and her family and neighbors all worry — how many others will be injured or killed there. They are fighting for safety improvements now: 11alive.com/mobile/article… #11Alive

Sprout Social : Atlanta accountants raised $30,000 for the Food Bank last year and are aiming to raise $150,000! See and support 50 teams competing in the #GaFoodFight:
bit.ly/2NaM9XQ

TweetDeck : This woman right here is my sity. She deserves to live in peace & with human dignity. I am who I am because of her. The decision by Israel to bar her granddaughter, a U.S. Congresswoman, is a sign of weakness b/c the truth of what is happening to Palestinians is frightening.

Hootsuite Inc. : VOTING CLOSING SOON!
Last chances to cast your vote for your Atlanta favorites! Voting closes Sunday, Aug. 18 at 11:59 PM! Dont worry about answering every category. Just fill in your favs!
#BOA30th #BestofAtlanta #Atlanta
creativeloafing.com/Best-of-Atlant…

iPhone : The time is now to ask your member of congress to co-sponsor #HR2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act of 2019. #1u Will you join me and write a letter? actionnetwork.org/letters/hr2474

Twitter for iPad : No, the Declaration of Independence, written even as we formed a nation erected upon the original sin of racial inequality, espoused that all persons were created equal. We are the embodied aspiration Thomas Jefferson intended, coming to terms with our own troubled beginning. twitter.com/ewerickson/sta…

Sprout Social : Thinking about getting pregnant? Blood clots can happen during pregnancy. Pregnant women are 5 times more likely to develop a blood clot than women who are not pregnant. Know your risks for a #bloodclot to prepare for a safe and healthy pregnancy. bit.ly/2GRFsqF

iPhone : Ok comic educators and true believers...tomorrow is the big day! Going to discuss teaching civics with graphic texts on the last day of the #CivicsForAll Summer Institute for NYC Ts. To start the discussion, how might you use March and Love is Love to teach #ComicsandCivics?

TweetDeck : .Human Rights Campaign joined our coalition partners to submit 120,000+ public comments against the Trump-Pence administration’s HHS proposal to strip out protections in the Affordable Care Act for trans patients and other marginalized communities. #ProtectOurHealth hrc.org/blog/hrc-coali…

iPhone : Placing a price on carbon pollution has support from both political parties and would combat climate change by significantly reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. We need to act on sensible, meaningful solutions that stand a real chance of becoming law.

Twitter Web App : Imagine being so evil
it takes your party twenty years
to catch up to your evil
but then you need to stand out
so its either become good
or become even more evil
so you attack the NYT
for being too hard
on slavery twitter.com/newtgingrich/s…