Governor Newsom Statement on Passing of Congressman John Lewis 


SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Congressman John Lewis (D-GA):

“We are a greater nation today because a young man in Alabama decided to devote his life to making “good trouble.” On the front lines of America’s struggle for justice, a young John Lewis literally shed some blood for the rights that we hold dear, daring to make real our nation’s founding promise. In his eight decades on earth, including distinguished service in the halls of Congress, he was a living, breathing reminder that all of us have the capacity to be a force for good. Congressman Lewis’s legacy continues in our unceasing work to protect the right to vote and expand opportunity for all, and his spirit lives on in everyone fighting for a better, fairer America. We will hold Congressman Lewis in our hearts as we continue our march towards freedom and equality for all.”