Twitter Reflects on the Legacy of John Lewis On The One Year Anniversary Of His Death
The struggle for voting rights continues on in his name.
July 17, 2021 at 5:23 pm
On the one-year anniversary of John Lewis' death, the country is reflecting on the legacy of the civil rights hero who played a large role in Black American's fight for the right to vote. Lewis' supporters, who now find themselves in an era where the topic of voting rights has once again become a critical issue, are vowing to uphold the efforts of the American hero.
Texas representative Beto O'Rourke is among those who has promised to keep up the fight.
"We lost John Lewis a year ago, but his life’s work is very much alive in the fight for voting rights and the struggle to save our democracy," O'Rourke tweeted on the one-year anniversary of Lewis' death.
We lost John Lewis a year ago, but his life’s work is very much alive in the fight for voting rights and the struggle to save our democracy.— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) July 17, 2021
Join a vigil tonight to remember one of America’s greatest heroes and to commit yourself to the work before us: https://t.co/ewwXwIoEWX pic.twitter.com/AFTyaixCTG
As Blavity previously reported, the recent fight against voter suppression continued this week when Democratic state legislators in Texas fled the state and flew to Washington, D.C., hoping to block Republicans from passing controversial election laws.
The Democrats said Texas is aiming to impose stricter policies for absentee ballots and striving to enforce new limits on election officials. The Republicans' plan is similar to the efforts of lawmakers in Georgia, who aimed to pass new legislation after former president Donald Trump lost his bid for reelection last year.