Blue Dog Leadership Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

Jul 18, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition’s Co-Chair for Communications, Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46), issued the following statement in response to the passing of civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis:   


“Congressman John Lewis was an American icon, the conscience of the Congress, a fighter for a more equitable, just, and free society. He demonstrated that although being on the right side of history is not easy, and can be dangerous, it is our moral obligation to stand up and to speak out when we see that something is not right. It’s on all of us to live up to John’s legacy: to ‘get in the way,’ and to get into ‘good trouble, necessary trouble,’ using the discipline of nonviolence to move America forward. This year, we saw generations of Americans carry on that legacy in our streets through peaceful protest to fight for equal justice under the law. Although John’s presence will be missed in the halls of Congress, we know the work is not done and his legacy will live on in the generations of Americans he has inspired.”