“Congressman John Lewis was a towering figure of the Civil Rights movement who spent decades advocating for equality and justice. His courageous leadership shaped a better, more just America through powerful words and actions that will reverberate for decades. In his death, we lose a champion against injustice everywhere—in health and other policies where inequities persist. From his living, we have gained a greater national consciousness that bends toward a beloved community, which he envisioned. The AMA and physicians across America unite today in national mourning.”
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About the American Medical Association
The American Medical Association is the physicians’ powerful ally in patient care. As the only medical association that convenes 190+ state and specialty medical societies and other critical stakeholders, the AMA represents physicians with a unified voice to all key players in health care. The AMA leverages its strength by removing the obstacles that interfere with patient care, leading the charge to prevent chronic disease and confront public health crises and, driving the future of medicine to tackle the biggest challenges in health care.