With only one Republican vote in favor of advancing federal voting rights legislation, voting rights are still on the brink.
Effort comes ahead of major voting rights events on August 28th during anniversary of March on Washington.
Williams, who was selected to take Lewis’s place on the ballot in the November elections, spoke to ESSENCE about her run for U.S. Congress.
Rep. Maxine Waters weighed in on the election, school reopenings, the economy, and more during an ESSENCE Live townhall.
Valerie Jarrett, the Board Chair of When We All Vote, reflects on the impact of Rep. John Lewis' legacy and the importance of voting.
In a sit-down interview with Axios, Trump wouldn't say if he found Rep. John Lewis impressive claiming, "I find a lot of people impressive."
Rep. John Lewis was laid to rest on Thursday, but in a eulogy honoring his life, Barack Obama called on all of us to continue his work.
Rep. John Lewis penned one final, hopeful message to the people of America in an op-ed published on the day of his funeral.
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn noted that one of the best ways to honor John Lewis's legacy would be for the bill to be passed into law.
Congressman John Lewis was not only a civil rights icon and leader, he was a beloved mentor, trusted friend, and spiritual teacher.
Williams, who is the chair of the Georgia Democratic Party, decisively secured the votes needed to take a shot at filling Lewis’s seat.
"Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic." —John Lewis
Our Struggle Is One 'Of Many Lifetimes': A 1985 Interview With John Lewis Shows There's Still Work To Be Done
In a 1985 interview conducted for "Eyes on the Prize," Lewis reflected on the march from Selma to Montgomery and the power of the movement.
Rep. John Lewis was brutally beaten and sustained a fractured skull on Edmund Pettus Bridge by white officers as he marched for voting rights as a young man.
Lewis, who served 17 terms in Congress and was one of the organizers of the March on Washington, had been battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer.