Congresswoman Williams Introduces Bicameral Resolution Honoring the Life and Legacy of Congressman John Lewis

John Lewis and Nikema Williams

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) issued the following statement after introducing H.Res. 165, a bicameral piece of legislation honoring Congressman John Robert Lewis and his lifetime of advocacy for civil and voting rights:

“Congressman Lewis sacrificed so much and risked his life so people who look like me could enjoy the freedoms we often take for granted today,” said Congresswoman Williams. “He was a humanitarian, visionary leader, and a change agent whose fight for civil and voting rights has inspired people for generations. His commitment to inclusivity and equality showed his dedication to building and protecting the ‘Beloved Community’ he envisioned as he worked to ensure liberty and justice for all. On the week of what would have been Congressman Lewis’ 81st birthday, I am proud to sponsor this bicameral resolution in the House honoring his life and legacy. His spirit lives on in all of us.”

Companion legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Jon Ossoff (D-GA), Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-GA), and Mitt Romney (R-UT) passed in the Senate. 

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