Yes, THAT John Lewis. Pretty impressive get. Press release:
Civil Rights Icon Congressman John Lewis Endorses Will Jawando in MD-08 Congressional Race
The Will Jawando for Congress campaign today announced the endorsement of Civil Rights icon, Congressman John Lewis for the April 26th democratic primary. In addition to Mr. Jawando, Congressman Lewis has endorsed former Secretary of State and democratic candidate for President Hillary Clinton this election cycle. Mr. Jawando and Mr. Lewis released the following statements:
Will Jawando: “It is a tremendous honor to receive the endorsement and support of Congressman John Lewis. Mr. Lewis is not only an icon of the Civil Rights Movement, he is the conscience of the Congress. We are all indebted to him for his lifelong commitment to public service and this country.
Mr. Lewis and I agree that we are at a critical moment in our nation’s history and that I am uniquely qualified to make an immediate impact in Congress to get things done on the issues impacting our community, such as reducing gun violence, reforming our criminal justice system, protecting the right to vote, and ensuring equal pay for women.
This election is among the most important in recent history. I am humbled to have earned Congressman Lewis’ trust and look forward to working alongside him in Congress to move us closer to ‘The Beloved Community’.”
Representative John Lewis: “Will Jawando is the progressive leader we need in Congress. Will has the knowledge and ability to get things done on day one for working families in Maryland and across the nation. He will be an advocate and ally on the issues that matter most to our community; reducing gun violence, protecting our right to vote, and securing equal pay for equal work.”