Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer on the passing of Congressman John Lewis:
“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. Today, 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 follow.
“Our thoughts are with the Lewis family at this difficult time. May the Congressman’s legacy strengthen our resolve to build a better and more just world—one that is filled with his quintessential hope, compassion and optimism.”
About the United States Conference of Mayors — The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are more than 1,400 such cities in the country today, and each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor.
SOURCE U.S. Conference of Mayors