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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Georgia Newsletter for Sunday July 26, 2020 ( 76 items )  

AASA Issues Statement on Death of Civil Rights Icon Rep. Lewis
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, July 19 -- AASA, The School Superintendents Association, issued the following statement by Executive Director Daniel A. Domenech on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: "On behalf of every single advocate for public education across the country, AASA mourns the loss of John Lewis, a champion for children, a champion for Americans, a true patriot and a giant among us all. "An inspiration for equity and justice, Congressman Lewis taught us the meaning of courage. 'If yo  more

ABA President Judy Perry Martinez Statement Re: Death of John Lewis
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 21 -- The American Bar Association issued the following statement on July 18 President Judy Perry Martinez: The American Bar Association joins America in mourning the death of John Lewis, one of the country's great champions of civil and human rights. Lewis began his lifelong dedication to justice in college, organizing peaceful demonstrations that were instrumental to the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. He served more than three decades in Congress representing G  more

ACLU Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
NEW YORK, July 20 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following statement by Executive Director Anthony D. Romero on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: "The death of John Lewis at this moment of national reckoning on race leaves us without a key protagonist for the third Reconstruction that must begin in November. We have lost a grea  more

ACLU of Georgia Announces Poll Worker Recruitment Program
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 21 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia issued the following news release: The ACLU of Georgia announced the rollout of its Poll Worker Recruitment Program. One reason for the problems experienced during the June 9 primary election was that Georgia simply failed to have enough poll workers to run an effective election. Many poll workers dropped out due to the risk of contracting COVID-19, poll worker recruitment efforts or websites failed to be clear how one  more

Advancement Project Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- The Advancement Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit that develop and inspire community-based solutions based on the same high quality legal analysis and public education campaigns, issued the following statement on July 18 by Executive Director Judith Browne Dianis on the death of civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: "Like today's young protesters, Congressman Lewis, put his life on the line to make a better America. The good trouble he committed to led to the Voting  more

AFGE Remembers Rep. Lewis as Icon, Civil Rights Hero
WASHINGTON, July 21 -- The American Federation of Government Employees issued the following statement by President Everett Kelley on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: "John Lewis grew up just 100 miles away from where I was born and raised in Alabama. He was 18 years older than me, and, as a child, he lived through the worst of the violence and injustice of the Jim Crow South. As an activist, a civil rights leader, and a lawmaker, he was a central force in the decades of work that went   more

AFSCME Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- The AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees - AFL-CIO) issued the following statement by President Lee Saunders on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: "We have lost one of the greatest Americans of our time. "Congressman John Lewis was willing to lay down his life to make his country better and fairer. His unflinching courage in staring down oppression and injustice was awe-inspiring. His practice of civil disobedience and non-violent re  more

Alliance for Retired Americans Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- The Alliance for Retired Americans issued the following statement by President Robert Roach: Members of the Alliance for Retired Americans are united in mourning the loss of Rep. John Lewis of Georgia. In addition to being a leader of the civil rights movement, Representative Lewis was a lifelong champion for working people and older Americans. * * * "I knew Congressman Lewis for two decades, and he has been an inspiration through the most difficult times in our country  more

American Cancer Society Issues Statement on Death of Civil Rights Icon Rep. Lewis
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 21 -- The American Cancer Society CEO Gary M. Reedy issued the following statement on the death of civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis: "We are incredibly saddened by the news of Representative Lewis's passing. On behalf of the entire American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network family, heartfelt condolences go out to Rep. Lewis's son John-Miles and the entire Lewis family. While we mourn his loss, we celebrate the monumental gift of his life. J  more

American Federation of Teachers Officers Remember Rep. Lewis, Civil Rights Leader
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- The American Federation of Teachers issued the following news release: AFT President Randi Weingarten, Secretary-Treasurer Lorretta Johnson and Executive Vice President Evelyn DeJesus issued the following statements after the death of U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia: Weingarten said: "Rep. Lewis taught us how to be justice warriors--how to fight for freedom, how to sacrifice for justice, how to build a community that works toward a better life for all. That was 'good tr  more

American Hospital Association Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 20 -- The American Hospital Association issued the following statement by President and CEO Rick Pollack on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: The Honorable John Lewis lived with tremendous courage and grace. He lived his life anchored in the belief that all human beings deserve to live with dignity. The nation's standard-bearer for justice for people of color, seniors, LGBTQ+ people, poor and working families, and veterans, Congressman Lewis was committed to laws  more

American Jewish Congress Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
NEW YORK, July 20 -- The American Jewish Congress issued the following statement on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: The American Jewish Congress mourns the loss of Representative John Lewis, an icon of the civil rights movement and a modern-day American hero. John Lewis committed his life to civil rights activism and the struggle for equality. One of the original Freedom Riders and the youngest member of the Big Six civil rights leaders, John Lewis was always on the front line fightin  more

American Public Health Association Mourns Death of Rep. Lewis, Civil Rights and Public Health Champion
SAN DIEGO, California, July 20 -- The American Public Health Association issued the following statement by Executive Director George C. Benjamin on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: We are grief-stricken by the passing of U.S. Representative John Lewis, a fierce and eloquent champion of the civil rights movement. His stirring and booming voice was silenced on Friday after a six-month battle with cancer. A two-time recipient of APHA's Distinguished Legislator Award, he was our friend, a   more

Antarctic Science Journal Issues Research Articles in August 2020 Edition
CAMBRIDGE, England, July 22 -- Antarctic Science, a journal that says it features environmental management to biodiversity, from volcanoes to icebergs and from oceanography to the upper atmosphere, published research articles on the following topics in its August 2020 edition: Biological Sciences: * Reproductive traits and age of barbeled plunderfishes from the Weddell Sea * An estimate of the South Georgia diving petrel Pelecanoides georgicus population at Ile de la Possession, Crozet archi  more

APLU & University of Georgia Announce Second Cohort of Aspire Alliance's Leadership Development Program for STEM Faculty From Underrepresented Backgrounds
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities issued the following news: Addressing the national need to broaden diversity and increase inclusion in STEM fields and higher education leadership, the Aspire Alliance's Institutional Change Initiative (IChange) announced the second cohort of fellows in its IAspire Leadership Academy. The leadership program aims to support STEM faculty from underrepresented backgrounds ascend to leadership roles at colleges and univers  more

Armenian Assembly of America Strongly Opposes Azerbaijan & Turkey Caucus Co-Chairs Malicious Amendment
WASHINGTON, July 21 -- The Armenian Assembly of America issued the following news: The Armenian Assembly of America strongly opposes a malicious amendment authored by Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH), Co-Chair of the Turkish and Azerbaijani caucuses. This amendment, which was included as part of an en bloc package of over 100 amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requiring a report regarding Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) in Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova and Azerbaijan si  more

Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Issues Statement on Death of 2 Civil Rights Leaders
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 20 -- The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation issued the following statement by Chairman Arthur M. Blank on the death of two civil rights leaders: "It's a tough day for our country and for me personally in losing the influential voices of Rev. C.T. Vivian and Congressman John Lewis. Both were legendary trailblazers during the 1960s civil rights movement, bravely confronting injustice without violence. "Both courageously worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to creat  more

Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 20 -- The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation issued the following statement Chairman Arthur M. Blank on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: At the passing of a true American icon, I join his family, the city of Atlanta, the state of Georgia and our country in mourning the loss of my dear friend Congressman John Lewis. Freedom fighter are words that were rightly associated with John all his life. It was one of the great honors of my life to be standing at John's side   more

August's Special Issue of SLAS Technology 'Carbohydrate Structure Analysis: Methods and Application' Available Now
OAK BROOK, Illinois, July 21 -- The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening issued the following news release: The August edition of SLAS Technology "Carbohydrate Structure Analysis: Methods and Application" is curated by guest editors Christian Heiss, Ph.D. and Parastoo Azadi, Ph.D., of the University of Georgia's Complex Carbohydrate Research Center. Focused on arguably one of nature's most diverse and difficult macromolecules, the August special issue of SLAS Technology, "Carbohydra  more

Bread for the World: Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- Bread for the World issued the following statement on July 22 on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: "Bread for the World mourns the passing of Rep. John Lewis, an African American faith leader who was a hero and icon of the civil rights movement. A leader and speaker at the historic March on Washington, during his 23 years representing Georgia's 5th district in the U.S. Congress he was often referred to as our 'nation's moral conscience.' Rep. Lewis dedicated his li  more

CAIR, CAIR-Georgia Remember John Lewis as Civil Rights Hero Who Stood Against Injustice Across Decades and Generations
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release: The national and Georgia offices of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today extended condolences to the family of Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights legend who advanced justice for generations of Americans, including American Muslims. In a statement, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said: "Like ev  more

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids issued the following statement by President Matthew L. Myers on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: Congressman John Lewis was an American hero who set an unmatched example of bravery and commitment to freedom and justice for all. John Lewis dedicated his life to fighting for civil rights and equality, from his early years as a Freedom Rider to the courage he showed standing up to violence on the Edmund Pettus Bridge to more than 3  more

Cancer Action Network Issues Statement on Death of Civil Rights Icon Rep. Lewis
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 20 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following statement by CEO Gary M. Reedy on the death of civil rights champion and Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia from pancreatic cancer: "We are incredibly saddened by the news of Representative Lewis's passing. On behalf of the entire American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network family, heartfelt condolences go out to Rep. Lewis's son John-Miles and the entire Lewis family. While  more

Carter Center: Georgia School-Based Mental Health Virtual Town Hall July 21
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 18 -- The Carter Center issued the following news release: To increase access to school-based behavioral health services in Georgia, a virtual town hall will be held on July 21. The discussion - supported by The Carter Center and co-hosted by Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice and Voices for Georgia's Children - will address ways to continue delivery of Georgia's school-based mental health services in non-traditional settings during the pandemic. Building on Voic  more

Center for Responsible Lending Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- The Center for Responsible Lending issued the following statement by Executive Vice President Nikitra Bailey on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: We are heartbroken by the passing of Congressman John Lewis. His steadfast leadership and immeasurable contribution to the civil rights movement's fight for freedom and justice changed the course of our nation's history. He was the son of sharecroppers who became a devoted public servant continuing to push America toward  more

Center for Victims of Torture Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
ST. PAUL, Minnesota, July 20 -- The Center for Victims of Torture issued the following statement by Executive Director Curt Goering after the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: "We are grieving. With the loss of Congressman John Lewis, the world has lost a towering, inspiring leader in the realms of civil rights, human rights, immigrant rights, our rights. A man whose history of action in the face of grave danger, whose history of words spoken with strength and passion to the very heart of po  more

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics issued the following statement on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: "We join all Americans in mourning the passing of Rep. John Lewis, a shining beacon for equality and justice. His courage, commitment and decency in pursuit of equal justice for all serves as a tremendous lesson of doing the most good with the time we have on this earth. Rep. Lewis was truly an inspiration and a model of courage and impact, and a fierce kin  more

Color of Change Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
OAKLAND, California, July 20 -- Color of Change, a civil rights advocacy organization, issued the following statement by President Rashad Robinson on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: "John Lewis had the clearest vision of justice there can be. "He saw how civil rights would transform America, but he knew there would be no civil rights without the kind of Black political power that was willing and capable of disrupting the status quo. He became that power, and he disrupted the status qu  more

Constitutional Accountability Center Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- The Constitutional Accountability Center issued the following statement by President Elizabeth Wydra on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: Our Constitution, and its bedrock values of equality and justice, had no fiercer defender than Congressman John Lewis. That ferocity continues to electrify and inspire us at Constitutional Accountability Center, and all in America who demand that our nation live up to its revolutionary founding promises. Before he crossed that b  more

Declaration for American Democracy Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- The Declaration for American Democracy issued the following statement by Campaign Director Jana Morgan in response to the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: "We mourn the loss of Congressman John Lewis last week, and will remember him for his courage, tenacity, and great sacrifice in pursuit of civil rights for Black and Brown Americans. Lewis is an icon who fought for liberty for all throughout his career, including the constitutional right to vote that is at the cor  more

Demos Issues Statement on Death of Civil Rights Leader, Rep. Lewis
NEW YORK, July 20 -- Demos issued the following statement on July 18 on the death of civil rights leader and Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: Rep. John Lewis was so much more than a civil rights icon. He was a brilliant example of servant leadership in action. He walked among giants and inspired so many of us to pursue "good trouble" up until his last days. With an unyielding focus on this country's potential, he faced down hatred and put his life on the line in the name of racial equity. Freedom R  more

Economic Policy Institute: A Broken Union Election System - Report Takes an Inside Look at How Employers Bust Unions
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- The Economic Policy Institute issued the following news release: EPI released a new report providing an inside account of how employers routinely threaten, intimidate, and harass workers to stop them from exercising their right to collective bargaining. Specifically, the authors take a deep dive into unionization drives at Kumho Tire in Georgia and DISH TV corporation branches in Texas to illustrate what employer opposition campaigns look like on the ground. The report d  more

Environment Georgia: U.S. House Passes Major Public Lands Bill
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- Environment Georgia issued the following news release: The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to pass the Great American Outdoors Act, a bill to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million annually and provide $9.5 billion over five years to fix maintenance problems that are plaguing America's public lands. With a final vote of 310-107, the bill garnered considerable bipartisan support, and now heads to the President's desk. A  more

Family Equality Council Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
WASHINGTON, July 21 -- The Family Equality Council issued the following statement by CEO Rev. Stan J. Sloan: Family Equality, alongside LGBTQ+ families everywhere, mourns the death of Congressman John Lewis (GA-5). Lewis, a hero of America's civil rights movement since the early 1960s, served Georgia's fifth district in Congress since 1986. In earlier years, he suffered numerous beatings and jailings--literally putting his body on the line on the Edmund Pettus Bridge and across the South to win  more

General Aviation Manufacturers Association Announces 2020 Aviation Design Challenge Winners
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- The General Aviation Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced that the team from Riverwood International Charter School in Sandy Springs, Georgia, is the winner of the 2020 GAMA Aviation Design Challenge. The team from Harkness Career and Technical Center in Cheektowaga, New York, is the second-place winner. "As we have been each of the eight years of our Aviation Design Challenge, we are  more

Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials Issues Statement on President Trump's Immigrant Memorandum
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 23 -- The Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials issued the following statement by Executive Director Jerry Gonzalez on President Trump's memorandum banning immigrants from counting toward congressional apportionment: "The move by the Trump Administration is another unconstitutional attempt to suppress the growing power and influence of the Latinx and immigrant communities. The memorandum will likely be fought through litigation and we will win once again. The A  more

Georgia Chamber of Commerce Op-Ed: The Call for Rural Resiliency
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 24 -- The Georgia Chamber of Commerce issued the following op-ed by President and CEO Chris Clark: My Fitzgerald roots ground me and millions of other small-town Americans to a strong work ethic, value of family, and a deep-rooted faith. We believe in community and helping each other through the tough times. And we celebrate in parades and on back porches when things are good. Of course, those occasions often come from long battles and commitment. My grandfather once ment  more

Georgia Tech Research Institute: COVID-19 Info Dashboards Come to the CDC With Georgia Tech Help
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 23 -- The Georgia Tech Research Institute issued the following news: The maelstrom of a pandemic can generate messy data, especially in the beginning. But new dashboards at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are sorting public health data to make it more productive, with the help of researchers from the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). One of the dashboards was recently made accessible to the public. "The main value of that dashboard is tracking  more

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders Statement on Death of Rep. and Civil Rights Leader Lewis
BOSTON, Massachusetts, July 20 -- GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders issued the following statement on July 18 by Executive Director Janson Wu on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: GLAD joins the nation in mourning the loss of Congressman, American visionary and Civil Rights leader John Lewis. As a young organizer in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, an architect of the historic 1963 March on Washington and the youngest person to speak from the stage, and as a leader of the  more

Habitat for Humanity International Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
AMERICUS, Georgia, July 20 -- Habitat for Humanity International issued the following statement on July 18 by CEO Jonathan Reckford on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: "John Lewis was an American hero. He was a champion for our country and our city of Atlanta. And he was a builder. A builder of peace and justice, and a builder of the Beloved Community that we seek. He built with every tool he had, and when he had only his body to give, he gave that too. "From the Edmund Pettus Bridge t  more

Journal of Physical Therapy Education Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
MARIETTA, Georgia, July 20 -- The Journal of Physical Therapy Education, a journal that says it disseminates discovery, application, integration and enriches physical therapy academic and clinical education environments by using evidence into the educational decision-making process from the Academy of Physical Therapy Education, published research articles on the following topics in its June 2020 edition: RESEARCH REPORT: * Leadership Competencies for Physical Therapists: A Delphi Determinati  more

Laboratory Investigation Journal Issues Research Articles in August 2020 Edition
EVANS, Georgia, July 21 -- Laboratory Investigation, a journal from the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology that says it offers biomedical disciplines relating to the understanding of human disease and the application of methods to the diagnosis of disease, published research articles, including the following topics, in its August 2020 edition: Articles: * Increased talin-vinculin spatial proximities in livers in response to spotted fever group rickettsial and Ebola virus infections * Vas  more

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law: John Lewis Made America a More Perfect Union
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issued the following statement by President and Executive Director Kristen Clarke: The nation awakes to the overwhelmingly sad news that Congressman John Lewis of Georgia, a champion for democracy and civil rights, has passed. * * * "From marching in the streets to fighting in the halls of Congress, John Lewis literally dedicated his life to the project of making American democracy stronger, more open and equal to all.   more

League of Conservation Voters Statements on Death of Rep. Lewis
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- The League of Conservation Voters issued the following news release: In response to the passing of Representative John Lewis of Georgia, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statements from LCV President Gene Karpinski and Executive Director of Georgia Conservation Voters Brionte McCorkle: "John Lewis was my hero. He is the standard we should all hold ourselves to - for service, for activism, and for justice," said LCV President Gene Karpinski. "R  more

NARAL Issues Statement on Death of Civil Rights Hero Rep. Lewis
WASHINGTON, July 21 -- NARAL Pro-Choice America issued the following statement by President Ilyse Hogue on the death of civil rights icon and Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: "John Lewis embodied everything we strive to be in our collective fight for freedom, equality, and justice in this country. "He was an unwavering champion for civil rights, women's rights, and reproductive freedom and justice. "We are forever indebted to and grateful for his example in leadership, and are inspired by his en  more

National Air Traffic Controllers Association Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- The National Air Traffic Controllers Association issued the following statement on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: Congressman Lewis was one of the greatest Americans who has ever lived. While we are deeply saddened at his passing, and extend our condolences to his family, we are overwhelmed with gratitude and appreciation for showing us all the greatest example of courage, humility, grace, determination, and conviction. We cannot match him, but we feel inspired   more

National Association of Broadcasters Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- The National Association of Broadcasters issued the following statement on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: "I was fortunate to have known and worked with John Lewis during the overlapping years that we served in Congress. "But I count myself doubly fortunate to have gone with John on his last visit to Selma and to have walked with him over the Edmund Pettis Bridge. "John Lewis was a warrior for justice and a soldier for peace. "His life was gentle, his mess  more

National Association of Social Workers Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- The National Association of Social Workers issued the following statement on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: Oh my, what a life of service to others. Oh my, he fought his whole life so others could live free. Oh my, he stood ten feet tall. Oh my, what a tremendous loss for us all. I remember June 20, 2018, 11:00 am EST. On that day and at that hour, like so many others days in his life, Congressman John Lewis stood tall for others. This time he was standing   more

National Black Justice Coalition Mourns Loss and Celebrates Legacy of Congressman and Civil Rights Pioneer John Lewis
NEW YORK, July 20 -- The National Black Justice Coalition issued the following statement by Executive Director David J. Johns on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: "I am crying. To me, Congressman John Lewis was a superhero, the epitome of a civil servant, a personal hero. We even share the same birthday. It's one thing to know something is imminent, to accept that at some point each of us will be called home, if we've done our job as a good and faithful servant. Knowing this doesn't mak  more

National Community Reinvestment Coalition Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
WASHINGTON, July 21 -- The National Community Reinvestment Coalition, an organization that works to uphold fair housing, fair lending and consumer protection laws, issued the following statement by CEO Jesse Van Tol: Civil rights icon and long-time Congressman from Georgia, Rep. John Lewis, lost his battle against pancreatic cancer on July 17. * * * "We mourn the loss of John Lewis, and offer our deepest condolences to his family, friends and admirers. "We were fortunate to be among John's f  more

National Defense Industrial Association Honors Legacy of Rep. John Lewis
ARLINGTON, Virginia, July 21 -- The National Defense Industrial Association issued the following news release: The National Defense Industrial Association mourns the passing July 17 of Rep. John Lewis, and extends condolences to his family, friends and all those honored to know the "conscience of the Congress." For more than 30 years, Lewis represented Georgia's 5th District and fought for equality and justice throughout the nation. Lewis was a valiant stalwart of the civil rights movement. H  more

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: Rep. Lewis Condolence Statement
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, July 20 -- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization issued the following news release: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Hospice Action Network extend deepest sympathies to the family, friends, colleagues, and constituents of Representative John Lewis who died July 17, 2020 in Georgia at the age of 80. Rep. Lewis was serving his 17th term in the House of Representatives for Georgia's 5th congressional district. He was a senior Chie  more

National Medical Association Issues Statement on Death Rep. Lewis
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, July 24 -- The National Medical Association issued the following statement on July 23 by President Oliver T. Brooks on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, and C.T. Vivian: Last week, we lost two giants Reverend C.T. Vivian and Congressman John Robert Lewis. The National Medical Association mourns both of their deaths, while recognizing the tremendous impact their lives had on the road to equality and justice in our nation. Reverend C.T. Vivian worked at the forefr  more

National Press Club Issues Statement on Death of Civil Rights Leader Rep. Lewis
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- The National Press Club issued the following statement by President Michael Freedman on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: Our hearts are heavy to learn that one of the great champions of civil rights and social justice, Congressman John Lewis, has passed away. It is, in fact, hard to imagine our world without him. Mr. Lewis was a regular visitor to the National Press Club--including a memorable appearance, along with Andrew Young and Julian Bond, on the 50th anniv  more

National School Boards Association: Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, July 19 -- The National School Boards Association issued the following statement on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: The country has lost a consummate statesman and civil rights icon. U.S. Representative John Lewis committed his life to the ideals of equality, freedom, and human rights. He advanced his ideas with grace and determination, and he was a model of a compassionate advocate. Rep. Lewis was a champion of public education. He worked tirelessly to support m  more

National Wildlife Federation: Congressman John Lewis' Work on Civil Rights, Environmental Justice 'Will Echo Throughout History'
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- The National Wildlife Federation issued the following statement by President and CEO Collin O'Mara on the death of civil rights leader and Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: "Congressman Lewis' tireless pursuit of civil rights and his pioneering advocacy for environmental justice for all will echo throughout history. "While much will rightly be written about his resolute courage and clarion pursuit of justice, he was also an incredible friend -- always with an open door, a warm  more

NEA: With Death of Rep. Lewis, We Mourn Loss of True Hero
WASHINGTON, July 19 -- The National Education Association issued the following statement on July 18 by President Lily Eskelsen Garcia: U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia), a son of sharecroppers who was bloodied at Selma, fought for social and racial justice in the Jim Crow south, and later served in Congress for more than three decades, died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 80. * * * "Today we mourn the loss of a true American hero, Congressman John Lewis. "John Lewis was known as  more

New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
TRENTON, New Jersey, July 21 -- The New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement by President and CEO Tom Bracken on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: The passing of Georgia Congressman John Lewis comes at a particularly poignant time for our nation and for New Jersey. Congressman Lewis was a pillar of the civil rights movement and his fight for inclusion and economic opportunity made him the conscience of the U. S. Congress for his more than three decades of ser  more

People for American Way Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- People for the American Way issued the following statement by President Ben Jealous in response to the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: "Our hearts are heavy with the news of Rep. John Lewis' passing. He was a friend and source of inspiration. His life stands as a reminder to all Americans about the transformative power of our nation's faith in universal equality and freedom. My hope and prayer is that we remember his sacrifices and his lived testament for all human  more

PFLAG Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- PFLAG issued the following statement by Executive Director Brian K. Bond: PFLAGers everywhere mourn the death of Congressman John Lewis (GA-5). Rep. Lewis was an icon of the civil rights movement, who served Georgia's 5th District since 1986, and was often referred to as the "conscience" of the United States Congress, Rep. Lewis was one of the "Big Six" group leaders who organized the 1963 March on Washington, taking a lead role in fighting for the end of segregation. *   more

Piedmont Encouraging Donations of Convalescent Plasma From Patients Who Have Recovered From COVID-19
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 22 -- Piedmont Healthcare issued the following news release: The need is growing for donations of convalescent plasma, an experimental treatment for COVID-19, as hospitalizations for patients with the disease continue to increase throughout Georgia. Piedmont Healthcare is participating in a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded access program that involves the donation of plasma, the liquid portion of the blood, from COVID-19 survivors to those currently suffer  more

Planned Parenthood Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
NEW YORK, July 20 -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America issued the following statement on July 18 by President and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson on the death of civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: "Our country has lost a legend. Like so many in the country, I am devastated by the death of Congressman John Lewis -- a beacon of grace, courage, and fearlessness. Congressman Lewis spent his life fighting against racial inequality, discrimination, and injustice, wherever it appeare  more

Prioritizing Health and Safety: Habitat for Humanity International Adopts Face Covering Policy for All U.S. Offices, ReStores, Facilities
AMERICUS, Georgia, July 24 -- Habitat for Humanity International issued the following news: To protect the health and safety of its staff, volunteers and the communities it serves, Habitat for Humanity International announced that it is requiring the use of face coverings or masks in all of its global offices, branches, warehouses and Habitat ReStores. Other Habitat for Humanity organizations across the U.S., and national organizations outside of the U.S., are strongly recommended to implement  more

Rockefeller Foundation Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
NEW YORK, July 20 -- The Rockefeller Foundation issued the following statement by President Rajiv J. Shah on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: America has lost one of its greatest heroes. Congressman John Lewis was a legend in our time. From his days as a young student among the original Freedom Riders to his stirring words at the March on Washington, from the beatings and tear gas he endured on Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama, to his leadership and public service over more than 30 years  more

Southern Regional Medical Center Receives Two American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline Quality Achievement Awards
RIVERDALE, Georgia, July 24 -- Southern Regional Medical Center issued the following news: Southern Regional Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline(R) Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. In addition, the hospital was awarded the Mission: Lifeline(R) Silver NSTEMI Quality Achievement Award. Every year, more than 250,000   more

Southern Regional Receives Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
RIVERDALE, Georgia, July 22 -- Southern Regional Medical Center issued the following news: Southern Regional Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines(R)-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital's commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. "Southern R  more

Trust for America's Health Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
WASHINGTON, July 21 -- The Trust for America's Health issued the following statement on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: Congressman John Lewis was a living legend and a giant in the fight for justice. At a young age, he risked his life for equality in the civil rights movement as the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He inspired millions with his speech at the 1963 March on Washington and by his courageous actions throughout his life. He believed in the import  more

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement by CEO Thomas J. Donohue on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: "Rep. John Lewis was an American hero, a trailblazing leader of the civil rights movement, and a tireless advocate of equality and economic empowerment as a long-serving member of Congress. America is a better country because of John Lewis, and we mourn his passing. "Rep. Lewis was called the conscience of the Congress for good reason. His voic  more

U.S. Conference of Mayors Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors issued the following statement by President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: "It is often said that John Lewis was the conscience of the United States Congress, but he was so much more than that, for he was, in truth, the conscience of our nation. America's mayors mourn the passing of this great leader, whose tireless fight for justice and unwavering grace set an extraordinary example for all to   more

UAW Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
DETROIT, Michigan, July 20 -- The United Automobile Workers issued the following statement on July 18 by President Rory Gamble on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: "The world John Lewis leaves behind is a very different world than the one he entered, in large measure because of his courage, tenacity and belief in the human spirit. "Our own UAW history is forever linked to John Lewis and our support in Selma. Today, UAW members lost a friend; the nation lost a civil rights leader; and th  more

United Farm Workers Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
KEENE, California, July 20 -- The United Farm Workers issued the following statement on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of civil rights hero and Georgia U.S. Representative John R. Lewis at age 80. Son of Alabama sharecroppers who never accepted Jim Crow segregation. Protege of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The youngest national civil rights leader in the 1960s. The last surviving speaker, when he was 23, at the historic 1963 M  more

United Negro College Fund Mourns Death of Civil Rights, HBCU Icon Rep. Lewis
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- The United Negro College Fund issued the following news release: UNCF mourns the loss of a champion of Civil Rights, from the 1960s to the Black Lives Matter Movement of 2020, the conscience of the United States Congress - Representative John Lewis. One of the planks of his life of advocacy for equality and equity was his championing of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Lewis was more than just the congressman from Georgia who represented the interest  more

United Steelworkers Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, July 20 -- The United Steelworkers issued the following statement on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: "The USW is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of U.S. Rep. John Lewis. "His endless courage in the face of injustice is a reminder of what ordinary people can do in extraordinary times - though, one could easily argue Rep. Lewis was far beyond ordinary. "Often referred to as 'the conscience of Congress,' Rep. Lewis was always on the front of the line in  more

United Way Worldwide Issues Statement on Death of Rep. John R. Lewis, Rev. C.T. Vivian
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, July 20 -- The United Way Worldwide issued the following statement on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia and Rev. C.T. Vivian: With the passing of Rep. John Lewis and Rev. C.T. Vivian, America has lost two critical voices in the fight for justice and equality. Their legacies in the civil rights struggle for African Americans remind us how far we have come, but also how long our journey remains to ensure dignity and respect for all. Their leadership and commitment t  more

William J. Clinton Foundation Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
NEW YORK, July 20 -- The William J. Clinton Foundation issued the following statement by President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: We have lost a giant. John Lewis gave all he had to redeem America's unmet promise of equality and justice for all, and to create a place for us to build a more perfect union together. From a small farm in Alabama, to life-risking service in the civil rights movement, to three decades in Congress, he was always  more

Young Invincibles Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Lewis
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- The Young Invincibles, a non-profit, issued the following statement on July 18 by Executive Director Rachel Fleischer on the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia: "Last night the world lost a hero, a statesman and a civil rights icon. "Congressman John Lewis was the truest kind of patriot. He believed America could be better, even live up to its highest ideals of equality and liberty for all. "Congressman John Lewis spent his life fighting racism and injustice wherever h  more