WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following statement can be attributed to Craig Silliman, Verizon Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative, Legal and Public Policy Officer:
"We mourn with our nation today at the passing of Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis. Congressman Lewis’s courage, dedication and commitment to civil rights changed our country forever. While his work continues and his passion and dreams live on, our company stands in eternal gratitude and admiration for his unwavering and tireless effort to address and end systemic racism and economic and societal injustices. We offer our sincerest condolences to his family and friends and millions of admirers who will continue to work to fulfill his mission."