Carbajal Issues Statement on Passing of Rep. John Lewis

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Washington, DC, July 18, 2020 | comments

Santa Barbara, CA — Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal issued the following statement on the passing of civil rights icon Representative John Lewis:

“It is hard to imagine a world without Civil Rights legend Rep. John Lewis. He fought all his life to dismantle hatred and help the most vulnerable amongst us. He has inspired millions of Americans through his work combating racism, securing LBGT and immigrant rights, and protecting access to the fundamental right to vote. His guidance and leadership touched the lives of numerous Americans.

I feel immensely honored to have served beside him in Congress. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and staff. May he rest in peace knowing all the good he has done to move our society forward.”

In 2019, Congressman Carbajal attended a bipartisan pilgrimage led by Congressman John Lewis to visit the Edmund Pettus bridge and commemorate the series of marches in Selma, Alabama that garnered support for the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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Photos from Congressman Carbajal’s bipartisan pilgrimage to Selma, Alabama can be found here.  Please contact Mannal Haddad at 202-281-7612 if you have trouble accessing the link. 

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