July 18, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The President and CEO of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition issued the following statement on the passing of Congressman John Lewis:
As inspirational and moving tributes come in from every corner of our nation, it is equally profound to bear witness to the extraordinary impact Congressman John Lewis has had on the world at large.
He never lost sight of our fellow citizens around the globe, always giving voice to the most vulnerable. Whether engaging in civil disobedience on atrocities from apartheid to Darfur, lifting up the global health work of the CDC in Atlanta, or traveling the world – recently to Ghana with Speaker Pelosi and CBC members – he cared about the rights of people and those suffering everywhere.
The USGLC joins all the citizens or our nation and the world, grateful for his lifetime of activism and for calling on America to be a beacon of freedom, justice, and equality.
The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (www.usglc.org) is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic, military, and community leaders in all 50 states who support strategic investments to elevate development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.