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Obama Calls For Abolishing Filibuster If It Stands In Way Of Stronger Voting Rights"Naming it the John Lewis Voting Rights Act — that is a fine tribute," former President Barack Obama said. "But John wouldn't want us to stop there."
John Lewis Calls Americans to Action in Posthumous Op-Ed: ‘Now is Your Turn to Let Freedom Ring’Ahead of Rep. John Lewis’ funeral Thursday, the New York Times published a posthumous op-ed in which the late civil rights leader urges readers to continue the fight for justice and “let freedom..
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