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Atlanta City Council Member Michael Julian Bond Issues Statement on Congressman John Lewis

Post Date:12/31/2019 3:54 PM

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Atlanta, GA 30303

December 31, 2019 

Atlanta City Council Member Michael Julian Bond Issues Statement on Congressman John Lewis

ATLANTA — The office of Post 1 At-Large Council member Michael Julian Bond has issued the following statement:

"As we are on the precipice of a new year, the changing times are often the usher of new hopes. It is in that spirit that we wish speedy healing and recovery to Congressman John Lewis. Throughout my life John has been many things to me,  more than my extended family, my godfather, friend, mentor, elder statesman, inspiration, and to the rest of the world so much more. We still live in a world that needs John Lewis! 

As we make resolutions tonight on the changes that we would like to personally make, let's also send up prayers. But with our prayers, let's also commit to 'works'! John is a civil rights activist, a crusader for justice, but above all he has a worker in the cause for freedom. Let's resolve this year to work for a equality justice and freedom just as John does! We've leaned on him for so long, let's pray him back to strength, and join him on his continuous journey to see us all free!"

About Atlanta City Council
The Atlanta City Council is the chief policy-making body for the City of Atlanta. It acts by considering and enacting all laws that govern the City. The council also approves the operating and capital budgets for the City as recommended by the mayor, and it continually monitors revenues and expenditures for local government operations. The Atlanta City Council reviews and has final say on many land-use and zoning matters. Major economic development projects for the City also fall under the council’s consideration.

The Atlanta City Council is comprised of 12 districts and three at-large posts. Council representatives include: Council President: Felicia A. Moore; District 1: Carla Smith; District 2: Amir Farokhi; District 3: Antonio Brown; District 4: Cleta Winslow; District 5: Natalyn Mosby Archibong; District 6: Jennifer N. Ide; District 7: Howard Shook; District 8: J.P. Matzigkeit; District 9: Dustin Hillis; District 10: Andrea L. Boone; District 11: Marci Collier Overstreet; District 12: Joyce M. Sheperd; Post 1 At-Large: Michael Julian Bond; Post 2 At-Large: Matt Westmoreland; and Post 3 At-Large: Andre Dickens.

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