Democratic Majority for Israel released the following statement today:

“Today we join fellow Americans in mourning the passing of the civil rights hero John Lewis. He risked his life to make America better, and we are forever grateful for his moral leadership and his tireless fight for a more just society. Although we lost him at a time when we need him so much, he’ll continue to be an example to all of us. Congressman Lewis built deep ties with the Jewish community as partners in his righteous fight for civil rights. In an iconic photo, Mr. Lewis walked with Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1965 March on Selma. DMFI’s board and staff extend condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. May his memory be a blessing.”