The funeral for Lillian Lewis, the wife of U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7 at Ebenezer Baptist.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Monday, December 31, 2012
Lillian Lewis passed away on the morning of December 31, 2012.
The office of Congressman John Lewis has confirmed that his wife Lillian passed away Monday morning, December 31st in Atlanta, GA. Congressman John Lewis and his wife were married in 1968, Lillian Lewis died at the age of 73. They have a son together, by the name of John-Miles. Lillian is said to have played a major role in the civil rights movement at the side of the longtime GA congressman. According to the AJC, "Lillian attended Los Angeles High School with the late Johnny Cochran, received an undergraduate degree in English from California State College (now California State University) at Los Angeles, and a master’s degree in library science at the University of Southern California." John and Lillian met at a New Year's Eve party …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The 86 year-old father, grand-father, businessman, and civil rights icon, Jesse Hill Jr., passed away on Monday, December 17th with his family at his side.
Editor's Note: In response to Monday's news of Jesse Hill Jr. passing, Congressman John Lewis wrote this letter to Cascade Patch readers remembering his long-time friend and supporter. Other members of the community shared their thoughts as well, in the original article. “I first met Jesse Hill Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement in the early 1960s. He was a tireless fighter for civil and human rights. He conducted voter registration efforts in Atlanta long before the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965. He was a strong supporter of the Atlanta student movement, the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The candidates and issues that will be affecting Cascade, Cascade Heights, the Historic West End, Camp Creek, Sandtown, Ben Hill, and Fulton County.
Tuesday's Election Day is quickly approaching. Here's what you need to know locally: Firstly, know your polling place. Polling places could have changed since the last time you voted. Though many have not changed, it is a good idea to take a look before heading out today. Check Here. Secondly, get to know the ballot. If you have time, look at the attached photo of a sample ballot in Fulton County. This will give you a clear idea of what to expect when you go to the voting booth. The presidential election features the Democratic incumbent, President Barack Obama, against the GOP nominee, Gov. Mitt Romney. Gov. Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party is the only other candidate currently on the Georgia ballot. Rep. Pat Gardner, in District…
Monday, July 30, 2012
Michael Johnson, candidate for the 5th District, says we need stricter Gun Laws.
Michael Johnson, who is running for John Lewis' seat as the 5th District U.S. Congressman, briefly answered a few hot topic questions over the weekend. We first asked him what he thought needed to change after such a horrible massacre in a Aurora, CO theater. Like President Obama stated last week, Michael Johnson said that "it is very clear that we need to have a discussion about gun control." Johnson went on to say that assault weapons need to be better controlled because, on the streets, they are only "made to kill people." Our second question has been posed by many who question why Michael Johnson is attempting to run against Civil Rights hero, John Lewis. To that, Mr. Johnson a former Superior Court Judge says that he believes the "…
Congressman John Lewis will attend a "Teach-In & Prayer Vigil " for Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 883, Inc.
Congressman John Lewis will attend a "Teach-In & Prayer Vigil " for Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 883, Inc., an Atlanta based Veterans Service Organization, on Monday, July 30, 2012, from 6pm until 8:30pm, at Omega Holiness Church, 621 Memorial Drive, SE, Atlanta, GA 30312. This event focuses on expressing the discontent of Veterans with the VA, and how this discontent will influence their vote on July 31st and November 6th 2012. The event will highlight the Power of Veterans Movement, and its mission to get an emergency Bill introduced in the U. S. Congress to Overhaul the VA Nationwide. Veterans are one of the highest groups of registered voters and we go to the polls and vote in the at the rate of 90% plus in every election in …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Rep. John Lewis says, "There is a Deliberate, Systematic Attempt to Suppress the Vote" in this Election
John Lewis says there is currently a plan to suppress the minority vote all across the United States.
Rep. John Lewis, who is the United States Congressman from the 5th District of Georgia, partook in the Shrine of the Black Madonna's Candidate Forum over the past weekend. The Honorable Congressman made news when he announced that he believes, "there is a deliberate, systematic attempt to suppress the vote (in this election)." Rep. John Lewis, speaking in front of dozens of Southwest Atlanta supporters said that Republicans are, "trying to steal the election, even before it gets started." State legislatures across our Union have introduced a variety of "Voter Law" bills which have come under scrutiny because of their limiting nature. Some of the Voter Laws have been called a "Poll Tax" by civil rights leaders like John Lewis. Even here …
The 5th Congressional District pits incumbent Rep. John Lewis against Judge Michael Johnson for the Democratic nomination.
The 5th Congressional District represents a diverse swath of metro Atlanta that stretches from Buckhead to Forest Park and Decatur to Sandtown. U.S. Rep. John Lewis is the incumbent running against Michael Johnson, the former Fulton County Superior Court judge, in the Democratic primary July 31. The winner will go on to face Atlanta divorce attorney Howard Stopeck, the Republican candidate. On Sunday, July 29, the Atlanta Press Club is sponsoring a debate between the Lewis and Johnson, that is scheduled to air from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting's WGTV. The candidates will be asked a series of questions from metro Atlanta reporters, including Patch. To be as inclusive and representative as possible, we want to know what…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Today, President Obama made it official that he supports John Lewis in his upcoming election
Congressman John Lewis has just received Pres. Obama's endorsement is his race against newcomer Michael Johnson, for the re-drawn 5th District. “Whether it was improving educational opportunity for children, expanding access to quality, affordable healthcare, or helping Georgia families struggling to make ends meet, the 5th district has been able to count on John Lewis,” said President Barack Obama. “Congressman John Lewis is a true American hero, and he has been dedicated to fighting for equality throughout his life. That is why I need him back in Congress to continue the fight with me for the 5th congressional district and for our nation. I need you to cast your vote for Congressman John Lewis in the July primary and again in November…
Friday, June 8, 2012
Beverly Isom, of Sandtown, is John Lewis' Campaign Communications Director
Rep. John Lewis' campaign for re-election campaign is in full swing, and at the center of the communications and messaging lies the Sandtown resident, Beverly Isom. Beverly Isom is the former Communications Director for Mayor Shirley Franklin, and over the years has talked at a number of schools about her career and her passions. From my brief discussion with her, I can report that Ms. Isom is not one to hold her tongue. She tells you like she sees it, and with no rose colored glasses. As I was jokingly saying that her current boss, Congressman John Lewis, was a "sure-win," she quickly stopped me. Beverly was adamant in her belief that there is a young generation that needs to be educated about John Lewis and what he has done. "That's …