On Thursday, Former President Barack Obama delivered a powerful eulogy for the late Congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis at funeral services held in Atlanta. Obama encouraged Americans to keep up the good fight for justice and equality in order to create a “more perfect union.” Obama also called on leaders to revitalize voter protection rights, which is a cause Lewis fought for since the civil rights movement of the 1960s, along with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and prominent activists. Obama spoke of officials who are doing everything in their power to suppress voters, including undermining mail-in voting, closing polling places and attacking voter rights with “surgical precision.” Also in attendance were former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Bush spoke of how John Lewis had faith in humanity and America. Clinton stated, “He never lost heart,” and “kept moving forward.” Dr. King’s daughter, Bernice, led a prayer referring to Lewis as “a non-violent warrior who fought for true peace.”
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