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Legacy of John Conyers Jr.: From Detroit to Decades in Congress

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Representative John Conyers Jr. was born on this day, May, 16, 1929. A Detroit Democrat who represented the 14th Congressional District, Conyers entered the U.S. House of Representatives in 1965.

Conyers’ legacy is marked by significant achievements, including the passage of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, the Motor Voter Bill of 1993, and the Martin Luther King Holiday Act of 1983. Throughout his four decades in Congress, he tirelessly advocated for job creation and protection in Southeast Michigan, as well as for the interests of homeowners in Michigan. His dedication to international affairs was evident in his active involvement in efforts to support countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, and Haiti.

John Conyers Jr. passed away in 2019 at the age of 90.


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