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John Lewis' Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: John R. Lewis
Office: U.S. House (GA) - District 5, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/1986
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 5
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Lillian; 1 Child: John
Birth Date: 02/21/1940
Birth Place: Troy, AL
Home City: Atlanta, GA
Religion: Protestant
Date Title
Rep. John Lewis on Prudential Financial's $1 Million Gift to King Memorial
Issue Position: Voting Rights
Aug. 14, 2014 Rep. John Lewis on Shooting of Michael Brown and Events in Ferguson, Missouri
June 26, 2014 CNN "Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees" - Transcript: Affordable Care Act
June 20, 2014 Rep. John Lewis 50th Anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer and the Lives of Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner
June 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Enact More Humane Immigration Deportation and Detention Policy
June 9, 2014 Authorizing Use of Rotunda for Ceremony Commemorating 50th Anniversary of Enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras
May 19, 2014 Rep. John Lewis Does Not Support the Confirmation of Judge Michael Boggs
April 10, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Declassify the Senate Report on CIA Interrogation Program
April 7, 2014 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - No Fly Lists
March 26, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Highlight Human Rights in Saudi Arabia
March 6, 2014 Rep. John Lewis Leads Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Mississippi and Selma
Feb. 25, 2014 The Washington Post - Why We Still Need the Voting Rights Act
Sept. 8, 2013 Rep. John Lewis: No Praise for Snowden
Aug. 25, 2013 CNN "Newsroom" - "March"
Aug. 25, 2013 NBC "Meet the Press" - Transcript: Civil Rights
Aug. 25, 2013 CNN "State of the Union with Candy Crowley" - Transcript:
Aug. 25, 2013 CBS "Face the Nation" - Transcript: 50 Years After the March on Washington
Aug. 6, 2013 Rep. John Lewis Commemorates Signing of the Voting Rights Act
July 26, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Limitations of NSA
July 19, 2013 Whip Hoyer Introduces Election Assistance Commission Resolution
June 27, 2013 Save the Voting Rights Act of 1965
June 25, 2013 Rep. John Lewis Calls Court Decision "a Dagger" in the Heart of Voting Access
June 25, 2013 CNN "The Situation Room" - Transcript - Supreme Court Decisions
May 15, 2013 Rep. John Lewis Criticizes Sweeping AP Probe
April 26, 2013 Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry - Prioritize Human Rights in Mexico
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy
March 7, 2013 Congressional Leaders Announce New House Website Dedicated To Civil Rights History
Feb. 27, 2013 MSNBC "The Rachel Maddow Show" - Voting Rights
Feb. 27, 2013 Rep. John Lewis on Unveiling of Rosa Parks Statue in the Capitol
Dec. 18, 2012 Rep. John Lewis on Passing of Jesse Hill Jr.
Sept. 21, 2012 Senator Gillibrand Teams Up With Civil Rights Leader Rep. John Lewis to Introduce Voter Empowerment Act in Senate
Sept. 7, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 143 House Members File New Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
July 10, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 130 House Members File Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
June 27, 2012 Rep. John Lewis on the Groundbreaking of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights
May 30, 2012 MSNBC "Hardball with Chris Matthews" - Transcript
May 17, 2012 House Democrats Unveil Comprehensive Voting Rights Legislation - The Voter Empowerment Act
May 17, 2012 Introduction of the Voter Empowerment Act
May 17, 2012 Rep. John Lewis Joins with House Leaders for Voter Empowerment, Not Disenfranchisement
April 26, 2012 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
April 4, 2012 Representative John Lewis Marks Anniversary of King's Death
March 8, 2012 On Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, Rep. John Lewis Cites Current Voting Rights Struggle
March 1, 2012 Rep. John Lewis Joins House Republican Leadership in Bi-Partisan Effort to Record Oral Histories
Nov. 9, 2011 Letter to Lamar Smith, John Conyers, Daniel E. Lungren and Robert A. Brady
Nov. 3, 2011 Letter to Secretaries of State
Nov. 2, 2011 Pelosi, 132 House Members File Amicus Brief in Landmark Court Challenge to DOMA
Nov. 1, 2011 CBC Hour: Voter Identification Laws
Oct. 7, 2011 Rep. John Lewis Introduces SAFETY Through Non-Violence Act
Sept. 27, 2011 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Homeland Security and Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General
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