Statement from Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson on the passing of voting rights hero U.S. Rep. John Lewis

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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