Office of John Lewis Asking Nation for Prayers

These six leaders of the nation’s largest national black organizations met in New York’s Roosevelt Hotel on July 2, 1963 to discuss plans for their projected civil right march on Washington, DC. They are from left; John Lewis, chairman of the Student Non Violence co -ordinating committee; Whitney Young, national director of the Urban League; A. Philp Randolph , president of the Negro American Labor Council; Dr. Martin Luther King , Jr., president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; James Farmer , director of Congress of Racial Equality; and Roy Wilkins; Executive Secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. (AP Photo/Harry Harris)

The office of civil rights icon John Lewis (D-MD) is asking the nation for prayers as he continues to battle pancreatic cancer. His longtime communications director Brenda Jones updates AURN on the Congressman’s progress.

Click ▶️ to listen to AURN Washington Correspondent Jamie Jackson’s report:

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., the civil rights leader stands beneath a bust of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., as members of the Congressional Black Caucus gather for the memorial ceremony for the late Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. Rep. Cummings, a Democrat and chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, died Oct. 17 after complications from long-standing health problems. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)