July 19, 2020

Alliance Mourns the Death of Rep. John Lewis

“Lifelong Leader of the Civil Rights Movement and a Fighter for Seniors”

Washington, DC – Members of the Alliance for Retired Americans are united in mourning the loss of Rep. John Lewis of Georgia. In addition to being a leader of the civil rights movement, Representative Lewis was a lifelong champion for working people and older Americans.

Statement from Robert Roach, Jr., President of the Alliance for Retired Americans:

“I knew Congressman Lewis for two decades, and he has been an inspiration through the most difficult times in our country. Whenever I came to him for assistance, he would say, ‘We must do something; let’s get into good trouble.’ Our friend never let us down, and would never let us give up.

“Congressman Lewis also fought for older Americans, especially during his 33 years in Congress. He earned a 99% lifetime pro-retiree score in our annual Congressional Voting Record. Older people have also lost a champion.

“John Lewis is an American Hero. Through his work and leadership he made us better people and our country a better place. We must never forget him and the work he started.

“Our deepest condolences go out to his family, his many friends, his constituents and to every American who benefited from his lifetime of leadership, courage and commitment to equal rights under the law.”


Contact: Lisa Cutler, lcutler@retiredamericans.org

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