NAB Statement on the Death of Rep. John Lewis

July 18, 2020

Ann Marie Cumming
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the passing of Rep. John Lewis at the age of 80, the following statement can be attribute to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

“I was fortunate to have known and worked with John Lewis during the overlapping years that we served in Congress. But I count myself doubly fortunate to have gone with John on his last visit to Selma and to have walked with him over the Edmund Pettis Bridge. John Lewis was a warrior for justice and a soldier for peace. His life was gentle, his message powerful, and his leadership historic, leading us all to a more perfect union.”

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