Wednesday, June 22, 2016

#NoBillNoBreak Tweets By Rep John Lewis

Posted By: ZiLe Ohai - June 22, 2016

An icon of the civil rights movement and a Georgia Representative for nearly 30 years, John Lewis, organized a sit-in in the House of Representatives to force a vote on No Fly, No Buy legislation. 

The bill was an outcome of the Orlando shootings, the sit-in was the outcome of Congress refusing to enact any legislation to prevent suspected terrorists from being able to buy guns.

John Lewis ‏@repjohnlewis 3h3 hours ago

Sometimes you have to get in the way. You have to make some noise by speaking up and speaking out against injustice & inaction #goodtrouble

Hoyer Press Shop ‏@HoyerPress 2h2 hours ago

Reporters should head to gallery-@RepJohnLewis is leading a sit-in on House Floor to demand: #nobillnobreak 

John Lewis ‏@repjohnlewis 2h2 hours ago

What is the tipping point? How many more mothers? How many more fathers need to shed tears of grief, before we do something? #goodtrouble

John Lewis ‏@repjohnlewis 2h2 hours ago
John Lewis Retweeted Rep Donna F Edwards

We have to disturb the order of things to build a world at peace with itself #goodtrouble

John Lewis added,

Rep Donna F Edwards @repdonnaedwards
Time to occupy the House to demand action. #NoBillNoBreak #DisarmHate 

John Lewis ‏@repjohnlewis 2h2 hours ago

John Lewis Retweeted Rep. John Yarmuth

We are one people, one family, one America. We must come together to fight the senseless plague of gun violence.

John Lewis added,

Rep. John Yarmuth @RepJohnYarmuth
I'm on the House floor with @repjohnlewis & Dems staging a sit-in to demand action on commonsense gun legislation 

John Lewis ‏@repjohnlewis 2h2 hours ago

The time is always right to do right. Our time is now. #goodtrouble #NOMORESILENCE

John Lewis ‏@repjohnlewis 2h2 hours ago

We must be headlights, not taillights. We can't continue to stick our heads in the sand & ignore the reality of mass gun violence.

John Lewis ‏@repjohnlewis 2h2 hours ago

My colleagues & I have had enough. We are sitting-in on the House Floor until we get a vote to address gun violence.

John Lewis ‏@repjohnlewis 2h2 hours ago

From Newtown to Charleston... how long will it take for Congress to act? #NOMORESILENCE #goodtrouble

John Lewis ‏@repjohnlewis 2h2 hours ago
John Lewis Retweeted Scott Peters

We must hold the floor until we get a vote. The time to act is now. #holdthefloor #goodtrouble

John Lewis added,

Scott Peters @ScottPetersSD
LIVE on #Periscope …

John Lewis ‏@repjohnlewis 2h2 hours ago

We have turned deaf ears to the blood of the innocent & the concern of our nation. We will use nonviolence to fight gun violence & inaction.

John Lewis ‏@repjohnlewis 1h1 hour ago

Act today for the victims of gun violence. Act today for their families. Act today for our nation who cries out for action.#holdthefloor

John Lewis ‏@repjohnlewis 1h1 hour ago
John Lewis Retweeted Elizabeth Esty

We are sitting-in so that our colleagues will stand up for the American people. #holdthefloor #goodtrouble

John Lewis added,

Elizabeth Esty @RepEsty
Joining w/ @repjohnlewis &dozens of my colleagues for House sit-in for a vote to prevent gun violence #NoBillNoBreak 

John Lewis ‏@repjohnlewis 5m5 minutes ago

We have to ask who we are as a people. Are we a people of progress or a people of inaction? #holdthefloor

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