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Thursday, 23 June 2016 16:37

Did you miss Rep. Lewis' stirring speech?

Written by  Media and Rep. Lewis

Posted June 23, 2016
US Congress and guns

Congressman John Lewis is a stirring and righteous speaker, truly Honorable. Though the historic sit-in on the floor of the US House of Representatives has now ended without a vote -- not even a vote -- on sensible gun control, if you missed Rep. Lewis' powerful sit-in speech, you might like to witness that memorable speech. See the video.
-- SCPA Editor


Don't miss the emotional, historic sit-in protest…

Upworthy, by Adam Mordecai, June 22, 2016

The man giving this emotional, raw, and powerful speech you are watching is Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia), a legend of the civil rights movement.

He was part of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington, the last remaining speaker from that day still living, who survived being hosed down by police, attacked by dogs, and a multitude of other horrors during the fight to win civil rights for all Americans. He knows a thing or two about standing up for what's right. Here's what he said:

"For months, even for years, through seven sessions of Congress, I wondered, what would bring this body to take action? ... We have lost hundreds and thousands of innocent people to gun violence. Tiny little children. Babies. Students. And teachers. Mothers and fathers. Sisters and brothers. Daughters and sons. Friends and neighbors. And what has this body done? Mr. Speaker, nothing. Not one thing.” ...

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