Secretary of State
JULY 18, 2020
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson made the following statement concerning the passing of United States Congressman John Lewis:
"I am so deeply saddened over the loss of our Icon and Hero for Voting Rights, Congressman John Lewis. His perseverance, courage and sacrifice is the reason we have a Voting Rights Act. His life and work inspired countless others, myself included, to commit our lives to protecting everyone's right to vote. Now, a new generation of voting rights activists must lead, dedicated to continuing the “good trouble” that he called on all of us to champion."
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