Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Congressman John Lewis is launching a graphic novel, highlighting the struggles and victories during the civil rights movement.
Congressman John Lewis, is already considered a living hero and a legend of the civil rights movement, but this summer his legend may grow even larger as he graces the cover of his own graphic novel, titled 'March'. March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, including his key roles in the historic 1963 March on Washington and the 1965 Selma-Montgomery March. "Meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation," Lewis' character, "also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement," says the office of John Lewis. John Lewis, now in his 70's, continues to be on the cutting edge of what and who politicians are. He is one…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
U.S. Congressman responds to talk show host's claims that Lewis would not have been beaten up during the 1965 Alabama civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery had he had a gun.
On his national radio program this past Friday, Rush Limbaugh was making a point that in his opinion liberals had made the gun debate about race. Limbaugh, who can be heard locally weekdays from noon-3 p.m. on AM 750 and 95.5FM News/Talk WSB, asked his listeners, "Try this. If a lot of African-Americans back in the sixties had guns and the legal right to use them for self-defense, do you think they woulda needed Selma? I don't know. I'm just asking. If John Lewis, who says he was beat upside the head, if John Lewis had had a gun, would he have been beat upside the head on the bridge.” During the 1965 Alabama civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, state troopers beat the unarmed protesters on the Edmund Pettus Bridge and Lewis …
Monday, July 30, 2012
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
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 …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Congressman John Lewis is still leading the way, as he launches a brand new app that helps you and your friends vote.
The Campaign to elect John Lewis just announced that it has launched a new social media app that will allow people and their Facebook friends to track whether or not they have voted, in hopes that everyone will take part in this most precious rite. This tool effectively will turn everyday people who use Facebook into campaign volunteers, with just the push of a button. According to the campaign, "the new social media tool software has only been used in a few campaigns nationally and the John Lewis for Congress campaign is the first in Georgia." The software tool is linked to the commonly used political software, Votebuilder. Through the users Facebook account, the software can identify friends in the Congressman’s district and provides …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
"Today we have confirmed that the administration of law in Georgia is more important than the search for justice." — Lewis
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Dear Cascade Patch: “This is a sad, grim day in Georgia. It was so encouraging that over one million people signed petitions, that law-and-order officials like former FBI Director William Sessions and former Rep. Bob Barr, a conservative Republican from Georgia, Pope Benedict XVI in the Vatican, President Jimmy Carter, even believers in the death penalty saw the error in executing a man who might be innocent. “But somehow those cries were not enough. Today we have confirmed that the administration of law in Georgia is more important than the search for justice, that the letter of the legal code holds more power than the insistence of the truth, and that the outstretched hands of mercy, of leniency and forgiveness are not a viable part of …