Mayor Young’s Statement on the Passing of U.S. Congressman John Lewis

BALTIMORE, MD. — “I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Congressman John Lewis yesterday. He was a giant among men; who believed that our country could be better than what it was and he gave his blood, sweat, and tears in that pursuit. He believed in the promise of America and its founding ideals of equality and justice for all. Congressman Lewis spent his life getting into good trouble so that we could advance as a nation. He was a legend and a true American patriot. His life and legacy will continue to serve as an example for the generations to come. It now falls to the rest of us to pick up the mantle and continue his critical work. My deepest condolences and sympathies are with his family during this trying time. Rest in power, Congressman.”

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young