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

Office: U.S. House (GA) - District 5, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 5
Date Title
April 6, 2018 The Boston Globe - The Intertwined Freedom Movements of Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.
March 28, 2018 Letter to John Sullivan, Deputy Secretary of State - Bipartisan Group of 57 Lawmakers Call on Trump to Hold Sudan Accountable for Corruption, Human Rights Abuses
Feb. 15, 2018 ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017
Dec. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Answers on Disciplinary Protections for Minority Students
Dec. 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - House Democrats Call on Secretary DeVos to Protect Students' Civil Rights
Dec. 7, 2017 Reps. John Lewis and Bennie G. Thompson Joint Statement on Not Attending Opening of Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
Nov. 30, 2017 Letter to Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Chairman Crowley, House Democrats Urge Republicans to Hold Hearings on the Rise of Hate Crimes
Oct. 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lisa Murkowski, and the Hon. Maria Cantwell - Move Central High Bill
Sept. 29, 2017 Letter to House Members - Dear Colleague Letter Responding to Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017
Sept. 19, 2017 Rep. John Lewis Statement on National HBCU Week
Sept. 12, 2017 Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Boundary Modification Act
July 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Concerns About Student Civil Rights
June 23, 2017 Lewis, Hoyer, Clyburn, Conyers and Brady Reintroduce Voter Empowerment Act
June 22, 2017 Rep. John Lewis Speaking Out at Voter Rights Rally
June 9, 2017 Gillibrand Introduces Legislation To End Discrimination Against Potential LGBT Adoptive and Foster Parents Based on Their Sexual Orientation; Open More Loving Homes To Children Being Left Behind
May 23, 2017 Cotton, Leahy, Lewis, and Hill Introduce Legislation to Expand Border of Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
May 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Urging Sec. of Homeland Security to Combat Hate Groups
March 22, 2017 Hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Lewis, Hearing on Social Security's Representative Payee Program
March 16, 2017 Rep. John Lewis on Expansion of MLK Historic Site to National Park
Feb. 8, 2017 Letter to Donald Trump, President of the United States - Investigate Voter Suppression and Disenfranchisement in the 2016 Presidential Election
Jan. 24, 2017 Hearing of the Oversight Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Lewis, Hearing on GOP Efforts to Undermine the ACA
Dec. 12, 2016 Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act Passed by Congress
Dec. 7, 2016 Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016
Dec. 7, 2016 Conyers, Lewis & Sensenbrenner Applaud House Passage of Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act
Dec. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama - Protect Immigrants' Private Data
Dec. 1, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call for the Total Elimination of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System
Nov. 18, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Work to De-escalate Situation at DAPL Protest
Nov. 14, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest and the Escalation of the Use of Force
Sept. 24, 2016 Rep. John Lewis' Remarks at the Dedication of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Aug. 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Make Tibet a Priority in Final Months in Office
Aug. 5, 2016 Rep. Lewis on 51st Anniversary Of the Voting Rights Act
Aug. 4, 2016 The Hill - Civil rights Leader and Veteran Sheriff form Unlikely Partnership
July 13, 2016 Bipartisan House Members Announce Fourth Amendment Caucus
June 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General, United States Department of Justice - Address Misconduct in Department of Justice
May 9, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John F. Kerry, Secretary of State - Dominican Republic Elections
April 28, 2016 Letter to Chairman Goodlatte - Calls for Judiciary Hearing on Equality Act
April 27, 2016 Sen. Burr Introduces Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act
April 20, 2016 Letter to President Obama - Make Federal Government "Model Employer" With Fair Chance Hiring Policies
March 2, 2016 Hearing of the Oversight Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Lewis, Hearing on Protecting the Free Exchange of Ideas on College Campuses
Feb. 24, 2016 Rep. John Lewis Bill Creates Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park
Feb. 24, 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2016
Feb. 24, 2016 The Washigton Post - Why We Still Need the Voting Rights Act
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Voting Rights
Dec. 1, 2015 Rep. John Lewis Pays Tribute to the 60th Anniversary of Rosa Parks' Bus Protest
Oct. 9, 2015 Letter to the Hon. John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State - Call for Continued U.S. Support Ahead of Haiti Elections
Aug. 26, 2015 Rep. John Lewis Remembers the Legacy of Voting Rights Crusader Amelia Boynton
Aug. 24, 2015 Hoyer Hosts Community Voting Rights Forum in the Fifth District
Aug. 19, 2015 Rep. John Lewis on Passing of Rep. Louis Stokes
Aug. 17, 2015 Rep. John Lewis on the Passing of Julian Bond
July 17, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Upgrade Malaysia's Ranking in the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report
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