Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes said his unyielding humility is an example for young leaders and activists.
“Let’s not forget he was one of the best youth organizers in our nation’s history,” Barnes said. “The lessons learned then apply so much to the fights and the battles and the struggles of today.”
Moore called Lewis’ passing a huge loss, but said the baton has been passed.
“John Lewis lived long enough to see the global impact of a George Floyd,” Moore said. “And to be able to say I may not be able to get to the promise land, but I can look over and I can see it. I can see that it’s there.”
Moore said she’s looking forward to continuing the work of Lewis, including within the Ways & Means Committee – digging into taxes, tax distribution and the impact on the community.