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Representative Dwight Evans

Representing the 2nd District of Pennsylvania

Civil Rights

We have come a long way in our fight for equal rights, protections and justice for all under the law but our fight still continues.

In 2017 I traveled with my hero and civil rights icon, Representative John Lewis and many of my colleagues in Congress to Selma, Alabama.

During my time in Selma I was reminded of President Barack Obama’s words when he spoke at the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday". President Obama said, "Selma shows us that America is not the project of any one person. Because the single most powerful word in our democracy is the word 'We.' We the people. We shall overcome. Yes we can."

From our African American community to our Jewish community to our LGBTQ community to our Immigrant community we are continually reminded of the similarities we all share and understand now more than ever in today’s day and age an attack against one of us is an attack against all of us.

When we work together, we build a stronger tomorrow for each and every person in our communities. 

For more information about my work on Civil Rights, please contact my office.


Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) is proud to stand with U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chairwoman Judy Chu (D-CA), and more than more than 90 members of Congress, including every Democratic Senator of color, to introduce the bicameral Anti-Voter Suppression Act.