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Congressman, Georgia's Fifth Congressional District

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As many universities plan for online or hybrid learning this fall, this needlessly punitive proposal puts internati… https://t.co/eH2zUPWCl0
7/10
2020
59 years ago today I was released from Parchman Farm Penitentiary after being arrested in Jackson, MS for using a s… https://t.co/d6VjDPFfbd
7/7
2020
House Democrats are listening to those speaking out for police reform and will pass the George Floyd… https://t.co/sZ1lYYEHmz
6/25
2020
Today’s Supreme Court decision affirms what millions of Americans already knew: The current administration is so de… https://t.co/eUN6f4OPaw
6/19
2020
I know your pain, your rage, your sense of despair and hopelessness. Justice has, indeed, been denied for far too l… https://t.co/xdAnExhy9J
5/30
2020
Today, the GA Congressional Delegation co-signed a letter to U.S. AG William Barr and Asst AG Eric Dreiband, encour… https://t.co/ek8sFWOoiw
5/20
2020
I am sharing more updates about our work in Congress and in Georgia’s 5th District. https://t.co/2NOebHOkrw
5/14
2020
I’m continuing to share updates regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and some resources that you may find helpfu… https://t.co/ubCr2mUyNx
4/28
2020
Today, I joined @RepBobbyRush in calling on the @EPA to secure equal rights to clean air protections. Air pollution… https://t.co/pcKNH7iBnYPlease know, certain Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients must update th… https://t.co/jjoMHmY1tU
4/22
2020
Please join members of my staff and regional experts for a Small Business COVID-19 Webinar to learn about small bus… https://t.co/cpT1mMBm4p
4/21
2020
As the coronavirus outbreak continues, I am sharing some resources that may be helpful to you and your family regar… https://t.co/O0PyxCtwIq
4/3
2020
Please be advised, the U.S. Department of State has issued an updated Level 4 Do Not Travel Global Health Advisory… https://t.co/6YpeRJv2Rw
4/2
2020
Last call! APS families have until Tuesday, March 31 at 5 p.m. to contact your child’s school to request a device.… https://t.co/dT6vhThkrv
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3/31
2020
As a community, we can beat this pandemic. It is very important that everyone remains healthy, calm, and positive b… https://t.co/uiAP1HHqD9
3/30
2020
55 years ago today, we were beaten, tear gassed, and trampled by horses. I thought I saw death. I thought I was goi… https://t.co/nrSHibK3Nk
3/7
2020
We were beaten, we were tear-gassed. I thought I was going to die on this bridge. But somehow and some way, God alm… https://t.co/Id83KAPPc0
3/2
2020
Thank you for all of the kind birthday wishes. Each day on earth is a gift we must use to continue building the Beloved Community.
2/21
2020
Only 50% of Americans w/ HIV are benefiting from HIV treatment. A bill introduced by @repjohnlewis today on Nationa… https://t.co/ERwu1qJ6om
Retweeted by John LewisA new loan repayment bill introduced by @repjohnlewis today will boost the # of #HIV healthcare workers in the US,… https://t.co/r2IDs9730a
Retweeted by John Lewis75% of Fulton County’s new #HIV diagnoses are African Americans. On #NBHAAD, I introduced the HELP Act for loan rep… https://t.co/BqVdUkdXAW
2/7
2020
#NEWS: Chairman @RepRichardNeal and @RepJohnLewis call for appointment of permanent National Taxpayer Advocate: https://t.co/yrSWfkBBxQ
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1/9
2019
I have been in some kind of fight – for freedom, equality, basic human rights – for nearly my entire life. I have n… https://t.co/BswwOYRGGa
12/30
2019
Wishing each and every one of you a happy and safe Christmas holiday. May the spirit of love and kindness fill your day.
12/25
2019
With this vote, we have a chance to reset the clock, to chart a new path, and to create a new trade model. We can… https://t.co/nCdAKNXtk8
12/19
2019
Our children and their children will ask us what did you do? What did you say? For some this vote may be hard. But… https://t.co/RJiQKjCf7s
12/18
2019
This negotiated agreement does not include every wish and want, but it has the capacity to change lives – for the A… https://t.co/7g79c2aH8j
12/17
2019
It could be more affordable than you think to #GetCovered on https://t.co/Iz6RKN6u0x. More than 8 in 10 people who… https://t.co/Pz43WZcK3cOpen Enrollment ends this Sunday! Be sure to visit https://t.co/aLHDrXWzua and #GetCovered TODAY.
12/13
2019
House Democrats have passed OVER 400 pieces of legislation to protect retirees, bring down the cost of healthcare,… https://t.co/7J3O4IYJSl
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12/9
2019
Today, the House passed H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, which responds to the Shelby County v. Holder de… https://t.co/eSZEnuSA79There are forces in America today trying to take us back to another time and another place, but with the passage of… https://t.co/5XEmAxyCko"The vote is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have in a democratic society. And people must be able to use it."… https://t.co/HCEZvCUv3D
Retweeted by John Lewis.@repjohnlewis: We gave a little blood on that bridge to help redeem the soul of America. Our struggle is an ongoin… https://t.co/EiVvcj4Z6p
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12/6
2019
WATCH LIVE TONIGHT @ 7pm ET: Celebrate #RosaParks with us at the opening event of our new exhibition "Rosa Parks In… https://t.co/iHkqAQPfju
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12/5
2019
.@SenatorIsakson will deliver his farewell address today at 2:30pm ET (LIVE on C-SPAN2) Here's @repjohnlewis tribu… https://t.co/atbAIFkKSH
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12/3
2019
This past week, we honored Senator Johnny Isakson for his service. Senator Isakson is a special man and he is a goo… https://t.co/BxNXcYcamr
11/22
2019
Today is #NationalRunforOfficeDay! If you have an idea on how to improve your community and build progressive chang… https://t.co/zyDpYxqSgD
11/12
2019
Atlanta is the city too busy to hate. #goodtrouble https://t.co/VuZqpjSY4q
11/8
2019
Chairman @RepRichardNeal, W&M Oversight Subcommittee Chair @repjohnlewis, @SenateFinance Ranking Member @RonWyden,… https://t.co/c1nPdUgNwd
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11/6
2019
The right to vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool or instrument we have in a de… https://t.co/BrvYKPiFOW
11/5
2019
John Conyers was born at a time when we needed someone to stand up, to speak up, and speak out, and get in the way,… https://t.co/om6qcgm4Wi
10/29
2019
I believe in my heart of hearts that quality, affordable health care is a right. Health care should not depend on… https://t.co/mOsxyxq7xz
10/22
2019
The American people have lost a great leader at a time of crisis in our democracy. Chairman Elijah Cummings gave a… https://t.co/kR51JKirU8
10/17
2019
Thank you @repjohnlewis for co-sponsoring the #GRACEAct which would ensure the U.S. admits at least 95,000 refugees… https://t.co/nTJiyWTyix
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10/16
2019
The future of our democracy is at stake. I truly believe the time to begin impeachment proceedings against this pre… https://t.co/KzeESij1bs
9/24
2019
Sustainability must become a mandate for every individual and organization on this planet. I salute the efforts of… https://t.co/5olJB0rNZN
9/23
2019
@bjoewolf became the first Pulse Nightclub shooting survivor to testify in front of Congress this morning. Thank yo… https://t.co/2HZ9ur5JhH
Retweeted by John LewisToday’s hearing is a very somber one, but also a very important one. Hate is becoming mainstream in this country a… https://t.co/y1og1Y3YjC
Retweeted by John Lewis"Hate is not consistent with the goodwill of our government." @repjohnlewis
Retweeted by John Lewis"We will hear from a community that lost 22 members in an attack on Latinos and immigrants." @repjohnlewis
Retweeted by John Lewis"Today, we hear from a father who lost his daughter in a deadly attack on women." Thank you Chairman… https://t.co/c4omJcXFXD
Retweeted by John Lewis“My name is Brandon Wolf. I was at #PulseNightclub when a man killed 49 people and injured 53 more.” This morning… https://t.co/ZQS7zxNvYP
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9/19
2019
Cokie Roberts was one of the founding mothers of journalism in this country and a representative of the highest sta… https://t.co/lR8DJqciMn
9/17
2019
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Retweeted by John Lewis. @repjohnlewis and @RepTerriSewell joining other Congressional Black Caucus members for a 1619 commemoration in Em… https://t.co/wAFJXF8LyY
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9/10
2019
56 years ago today, we Marched on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Today we continue to fight for the progress we s… https://t.co/iXDSYPruRN
8/28
2019
Superintendent @CarstarphenMJ, my sister from Selma, I am so proud of you. You are a leader. You are a doer. You do… https://t.co/QimfTA39k6.@BOEAPS & Chairman @Jasonesteves, I’m grateful for the service of Superintendent @CarstarphenMJ. We must be persis… https://t.co/vyOtkiSkLIReminder: All eligible 5th District of Georgia students interested in attending a Military Service Academy are invi… https://t.co/W6VN5rNHp0
8/21
2019
All eligible 5th District of Georgia students interested in attending a Military Service Academy are invited to par… https://t.co/UCKDMqj8BN
8/11
2019
Toni Morrison was our griot who told the stories that defined the soul of a people. She weaved our centuries of str… https://t.co/0aXjQBmKhe54 years ago today, the Voting Rights Act was signed into law by Pres. Johnson. Countless souls marched, protested,… https://t.co/VOW2vPveDn
8/6
2019
Where are my colleagues on the other side of the aisle? You must speak up. You must do something. History will not… https://t.co/kj64JGBuOFWhat happened in Texas can clearly be laid at the President’s feet. He encouraged people. He created the climate. He fanned the flames.
8/5
2019
.@RepEscobar I’m praying for you and the people of El Paso. Let us pull together and work together to end this madn… https://t.co/EptDIYEEH0
8/3
2019
'I know racism when I see it." - @RepJohnLewis (D-GA) on the motion to condemn President Trump’s remarks on House D… https://t.co/SNrouKp4ky
Retweeted by John LewisCivil Rights leader Rep. John Lewis on President Trump's racist tweets: "What he said, and what he continues to say… https://t.co/hK08UCgPYE
Retweeted by John LewisDo not get lost in a sea of despair. Do not become bitter or hostile. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Never, ever be afr… https://t.co/57VJDs73wv
7/16
2019
National groups are confirming mass raids to detain undocumented people around the country. In the Atlanta area, it… https://t.co/ZjFzUpkJph
Retweeted by John LewisThere is no such thing as an illegal human being. We may have all come here on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.As people of good conscience and concerned citizens of this nation, we must condemn the planned raids of the homes,… https://t.co/kPjkPmHB2G
7/12
2019
Fifty-eight years ago this week, I was released from Mississippi State Penitentiary, also known as Parchman Farm, a… https://t.co/lt9pXp5iXb
7/10
2019
Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year--it is the struggle of a lifetime. We must be… https://t.co/rHAcinYx4t
7/9
2019
Congressional delegation about to enter #Homestead Detention Center. There are currently 2292 unaccompanied minors… https://t.co/hcI8Gqpz8F
Retweeted by John LewisHeading into the Homestead facility with Congressional colleagues led by @RepWilson. We are here to bear witness to… https://t.co/lV2swI7rsy
Retweeted by John LewisWalking into #Homestead Detention Facility with @repjohnlewis @RepJahanaHayes @repdelgado @RepDean @RepLawrencehttps://t.co/gzeXdBfyS1
Retweeted by John Lewis#NEWS: Ways & Means Committee Files Complaint in Federal Court: https://t.co/tx3YNdO6dr
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7/2
2019
55 years ago this evening, three young men working as part of the Mississippi Freedom Summer--Michael Schwerner, Ja… https://t.co/vZQYJqkFrsI hate to go down this road, but this discussion, this debate, is making me sick. It’s taking me back to another ti… https://t.co/mwQmkP1yUW
6/21
2019
I was more than pleased and delighted to visit the @CDCgov headquarters in Atlanta with my staff. The CDC is doing… https://t.co/z5OpuVmSV0
6/19
2019
Health care is a fundamental human right that this country has yet to realize. As long as I live, I will fight wi… https://t.co/iEK8yNR7w6
6/12
2019
We took our time. We studied, and we stayed the course. We refused to give up, and we refused to give in. This bill… https://t.co/cNHPNLBWsI
6/10
2019
This bill is a ray of hope. It is a significant win for the American people because it demonstrates that even in th… https://t.co/RJFMkNzHks
6/7
2019
The 'Every Child Deserves a Family' Act puts the happiness and well-being of our children front and center, engagin… https://t.co/3b5fqkfNn1
6/5
2019
.@SpeakerPelosi Madam Speaker, Keep the faith and keep your eyes on the prize. Best wishes, John Lewis
5/25
2019
Today we have the opportunity to send a message, to help end discrimination in our country, and set all of our peop… https://t.co/l5cRuB73jwThis is the 65th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Brown v Board, but America’s public school… https://t.co/MBEXAwzmmV
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5/17
2019
Thank you to @allysonfelix for bravely coming forward. Too many American women - and especially women of color - ar… https://t.co/OsmrCNALsx
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5/16
2019
Combating climate change is not a Democratic or Republican issue. It is the question of preserving this little piec… https://t.co/ba2KAWwPbl
5/15
2019
I was almost moved to tears to meet and greet the many hard working, committed and dedicated men and women from Gen… https://t.co/wv8mlFxmOr
5/14
2019
Paid family and medical leave works. #goodtrouble https://t.co/48Oo8HRyiO
5/9
2019
Atlanta constituents, mark your calendars. Saturday, May 18th 8am - 12pm, the Atlanta Passport Agency is holding a… https://t.co/k6n0UuYLRs
5/2
2019
How many more lives do we need to lose before we decide to do all we can to bring an end to wanton gun violence in… https://t.co/3dW1TkENXZ
4/29
2019
During this time of the year, when tens of millions of Americans are working to file their taxes by April 15th, I a… https://t.co/1SPfJBTfdF
4/2
2019
The president – who pledged to protect #SocialSecurity – is now suggesting we slash its funding. https://t.co/m4rz8I71PK
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3/16
2019
If we are to build a society at peace with itself, we cannot sow seeds of hatred and division. Hate is too heavy a… https://t.co/XYDHRCDXZEI am overwhelmed by sadness at the murder of 49 souls in Christchurch, New Zealand. There is no room in our society… https://t.co/9owjaEaHkR
3/15
2019
Today I questioned Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin about Tax Disclosures at the @WaysMeansCmte Hearing on the Pres… https://t.co/h0FfTitQpw
3/14
2019
I first met Louise Slaughter thirty-two years ago during our freshman orientation. From the first day, she stood o… https://t.co/pxJYi73y6D
3/13
2019

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