WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 24: Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus wait to enter as a group to attend the memorial services of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) at the U.S. Capitol October 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Rep. Cummings passed away on October 17, 2019 at the age of 68 from "complications concerning longstanding health challenges." (Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images)Last Friday, July 17, 2020, the United States lost a giant figure from our civil rights movement, a loss made more poignant as Americans are gripped in a struggle to confront the issues of racism and social unrest. In heartfelt remarks made during a weekly internal Public Policy Group call, former Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater, former members of congress Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Jack Kingston (R-GA), and former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) remembered their friend and colleague, Congressman John Lewis.

Listen to their deeply personal and powerful comments.

Their tributes inspire and help guide our law firm during a pivotal moment in which we and so many others are committing ourselves to deploy our time, attention and expertise to advance the critical work to which Congressman Lewis dedicated his life.

Dr Martin Luther King Jr (1926 - 1990), arm in arm with Reverend Ralph Abernathy, leads marchers as they begin the Selma to Montgomery civil rights march from Brown's Chapel Church in Selma, Alabama, US, 21st March 1965; (L-R)an unidentified priest and man, John Lewis, an unidentified nun, Ralph Abernathy (1926 - 1990), Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968), Ralph Bunche (1904 - 1971) (partially visible), Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907 - 1972), Fred Shuttlesworth (1926 - 1990). (Photo by William Lovelace/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)


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