Scanlon Releases Statement on Passing of Civil Rights Hero, Congressman John Lewis
"Congressman John Lewis embodied courage, resilience, determination and kindness. He led by example and inspired others to follow. He spoke with compassion and encouraged us to listen. He called out evil but welcomed reconciliation. His life and his legacy will forever be the moral compass of change — a lesson in good trouble.
"But, there are moments when words will never be enough — this is one of those moments.
"We honor his legacy through action, by looking our toughest challenges in the eye and marching toward them, not away; by demanding better of ourselves and each other not just for now but for the future we will to the next generation. It was a privilege to serve in Congress alongside this remarkable human being — a humble hero.
"My heart is with his family, friends, staff, and those he held dear. He was, and always will be, the very best of who we are."