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Rep. John Lewis: 'Reject Bigotry. Reject Trump.'

The Civil Rights hero and politician's important Election Day message.

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga) has issued a very important message for voters this election.

In a video posted to YouTube by The Democrats on Monday, the Civil Rights hero encourages Americans to reject the bigotry of Donald Trump and his surrogates. 

Lewis begins by citing the fact that the KKK newsletter “The Crusader” recently endorsed Trump for president, speaking to the “darkest part of our society.”

“What bothers me is that Mr. Trump has now run a national campaign that has emboldened these racists and bigots,” Lewis adds. “What bothers me is that I still remember the terror we felt in the 1960s, marching peacefully into a violent storm of hatred whipped up by racism and bigotry.”

Lewis’s appeal to voters is simple: “I want everyone, especially young people to know that all it takes for evil to grow is the indifference of good people... This election is an opportunity to tell Trump we do not accept his bigotry.” 

Lewis, who was beaten during the historic “Bloody Sunday” march from Selma to Montgomery, has been vocal during this election about the importance of voting in the face of bigotry. On Nov. 3, he tweeted about the sacrifices that he and others in the Civil Rights movement made for the right to vote. 

He tweeted: 

Watch the entire clip above. 

 

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar,rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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