Senator Gillibrand’s Statement About The Death of Congressman John Lewis

July 18, 2020

Addressing the passing of Congressman John Lewis, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement:

“Congressman John Lewis was an American legend, whose courage and leadership in the civil rights movement and the House of Representatives laid the foundation for a more equal and just future. It was a tremendous honor to work alongside John Lewis on many important issues, from fighting discrimination to expanding voting rights. While today our country mourns the loss of an icon, John Lewis’ legacy will live on in every American who believes in and fights for freedom and justice.”