Saturday, August 24, 2013

John Lewis: I Gave Blood, You Must Fight

Re-posted from The Root:
"He urged attendees to advocate for legislation that would reinvigorate the Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court's recent decision that key parts of the law were no longer valid. 
"We must say to the Congress, 'Fix the VRA' ... I got arrested 40 times during the 1960s, beaten, left bloody and unconscious, but I'm not tired, I'm not weary, and I'm not prepared to sit down and give up ... I'm prepared to fight ... and you must fight," Lewis told marchers." >> Read more