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Rep. Lewis: I’ve Had My Skull Fractured For The Right To Vote, ‘Vote Like You’ve Never Voted Before’

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Rep. Lewis: I’ve Had My Skull Fractured For The Right To Vote, ‘Vote Like You’ve Never Voted Before’




Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) on Monday invoked his decades-long experience as a civil rights leader to urge Americans to vote in the midterm elections.

“I have been beaten, my skull fractured, and arrested more than forty times so that each and every person has the right to register and vote,” Lewis tweeted.

“Friends of my (sic) gave their lives. Do your part. Get out there and vote like you’ve never voted before.”







The Hill notes:

Lewis, a longtime congressman, was one of the many activists to march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in 1965 to advocate for expanded voting rights for African-Americans.He suffered a skull fracture after Alabama state troopers confronted protestors in what is now historically referred to as “Bloody Sunday.”



 

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