J Street Mourns the Loss of Our Friend Congressman John Lewis

July 18, 2020

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend Congressman John Lewis. History will rightly record his tireless pursuit of justice, his bravery, his statesmanship and his unending selflessness and kindness. We are grateful for the wisdom he shared, the inspiration he provided and the example he set. We were honored by his support for the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement, as he agreed to be an early endorsee of J Street’s political action committee and gave a moving keynote speech at the 2013 J Street conference. Our country has yet to fully comprehend the wrongs that Lewis set out to right — nor the magnitude of the gift he gave us by doing so. May his memory be a blessing.