For Immediate Release
July 18, 2020
Statement from Mayor Madden on the Death of Congressman John Lewis
TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden released the following statement regarding the death of U.S. Congressman John Lewis:
our nation mourns the passing of Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights icon, dedicated public servant, and community leader.
“When future generations look back at the arc of our nation’s history, Congressman Lewis will be remembered as not only a leader and public servant, but as one of the most consequential voices of the 20th century. His life embodies the history and hard-fought progress of the Civil Rights Movement, a legacy that will inspire future leaders to take up the cause.
“On behalf of the City of Troy, I express my condolences to the Lewis family, and urge all Trojans to reflect on the contributions of Congressman Lewis, and his impact on our collective pursuit of a more perfect union.”
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John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
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