Congresswoman Nikema Williams Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

Nikema Williams and John Lewis

ATLANTA – Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) issued the following statement today, the one-year anniversary of the passing of Congressman John Lewis. 

“Congressman John Lewis was not just a friend and mentor to me, he was a hero to so many, and the conscience of the Congress,” said Congresswoman Williams. “I am marking the one-year anniversary of his passing in San Diego with Congressman Lewis’ family, friends, and Congressional leaders at the Christening Ceremony of the U.S. Navy Ship John Lewis. 

“Congressman Lewis showed us how to be better citizens and better humans. I cannot fill his shoes, but I am committed to building on his legacy because we as a country have an obligation to uphold his legacy. One year after his passing, the rights he nearly lost his life for are under attack like never before. To honor Congressman Lewis, we must pass both H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and H.R. 1, the For the People Act—the first 300 pages of which were authored by Congressman Lewis. These two bills will ensure that everyone in the country has free and fair access to the ballot box, no matter their Zip code, exactly as Congressman Lewis wanted.”

Contact: PressGA05@mail.house.gov

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