Kuster Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis
Concord, N.H., July 18, 2020
Today, Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement on the passing of Congressman John Lewis of Georgia:
“Last night, our nation lost the Conscience of the Congress, a fearless civil rights icon, and a great man: Congressman John Lewis. America is a better place because of John Lewis and his fearless dedication to freedom and justice, no matter the cost. It was truly a privilege to serve alongside him and to call him a colleague.
“We mourn this incalculable loss at a tumultuous moment for America. Even in his final weeks, John Lewis joined peaceful protesters to stand up against injustice – always teaching us and showing us what good trouble truly means. It was an honor to accompany him on a civil rights pilgrimage to Selma, Alabama last year to visit landmarks including the Edmund Pettus Bridge, and to reflect on some of the most painful parts of our nation’s history. While we mourn the death of John Lewis, we celebrate and remember his life. The lessons he taught us will live on as we strive to make this a more perfect union.”