“Congressman John Conyers Jr. dedicated his life to address economic and racial injustice. He championed the Voting Rights Act, reparations and single payer health care on behalf of his constituents and our nation.

As a civil rights leader and political patriarch, Congressman Conyers generously shared his wisdom and inspired generations to actively engage in politics, public service, economic and community development. As my mentor, father-figure and friend, I will forever cherish the many lessons he shared and his legacy. My prayers are with his wife Monica, sons John, III and Carl, his brother Nathan and the entire Conyers family.”