John Lewis was a national hero, treasure and warrior for what is right and just in this world. He dedicated his life, and put his life on the line to secure voting rights and equal rights for African Americans across this country. I was fortunate enough to call him a friend. I am deeply saddened for his family and for this country. We lost a fighter who never, ever would back down, no matter the odds. My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to his family. Let us use this time to remember his life and his unwavering commitment to equality and justice. Let us use this time to rededicate ourselves to the fights that we still have yet to win, the fights Congressman Lewis was fighting for, an end to gun violence in this country, a fair and equitable economy for all Americans and most importantly the right for all Americans, black, white, latino, asian, indigenous, LGBTQ to be treated fairly and to be able to cast their vote without fear, intimidation and easily. Let us remember to all get in good trouble, because right now, good trouble is what this country desperately needs. Rest In Peace, Power and Happiness my friend. – Reena Evers-Everette
- James Charles Evers: September 11, 1922 – July 22, 2020
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