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Budish Releases Statement After Passing of U.S. Representative John Lewis

7/18/2020


Media Contact: Devyn Giannetti: (216) 255-9813; dgiannetti@cuyahogacounty.us


CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH - County Executive Armond Budish released the following statement:

"Yesterday we lost one of the great heroes of the civil rights movement--John Lewis. His legacy reminds us of the commitment and strength it takes to make real change. I am grateful he lived to see the power of the Black Lives Matter movement sweep the globe. He understood it as a necessary continuation of his work.

"Now, we must take up John Lewis's mantle and persevere to finally make right these centuries old injustices. New heroes are standing on his strong shoulders. Let us support them and acknowledge them in honor of his life."