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Schumer Statement On Passing Of Congressman John Lewis

Brooklyn, N.Y.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the passing of Congressman John Lewis: 
“There are very few people who you can say truly changed the world for the better; John Lewis is certainly at the top of that list.
“From risking his life in Selma to remaining the ‘Conscience of Congress’ in the House, Representative John Lewis devoted his life to fighting for equality and for the civil rights of every single American, and ensuring a more equitable country for every generation that followed his own.
“John did so with amazing strength, modesty, courage and fortitude.
“From his very early days, John was a man on a mission, who treated every person he ever met with kindness and grace. Who forcefully, but gently, led us all to do more and do better. As we mourn this loss—we must also celebrate and honor the monumental contributions of a true American hero.”