Amata’s Statement on the Life of Civil Rights Hero John Lewis

July 20, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Saturday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement upon the passing of Congressman John Lewis:

Speaking to civil rights hero and longserving Member of Congress John Lewis on the opening day of the 116th Congress
Speaking with civil rights hero and long-serving Member of Congress John Lewis on the opening day of the current 116th Congress


“Congressman John Lewis has a lasting place in our nation’s history. He stood up against injustice. He endured hardship for the cause of equality. He stood with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to make important and necessary changes in the United States, and he stayed true to his belief that he should speak out and influence events peacefully. That is a powerful legacy, and a wonderful example. We’re saddened to lose him. He served many years in Congress, and I had the honor to know him and work with him. I believe I first met him in 2002. May God bless his family and all who loved him, as we recall with gratitude his national service.”