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Courtney Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

July 18, 2020
Press Release
“John Lewis’s moral center never wavered in its intense fidelity to justice, decency and kindness," said Courtney.

NORWICH, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) issued the following statement on the passing of civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis:

“John Lewis’s moral center never wavered in its intense fidelity to justice, decency and kindness. He was a powerful orator whose speeches on the floor of the US House and in public will long be remembered, but ultimately his power came from his deep faith in humanity’s ability to evolve to a higher and better state. He advised friends and colleagues ‘...to give it your all’ in the pursuit of that goal. History will judge that John did indeed ‘give his all’ throughout his extraordinary life."

 

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