Congressman John Lewis will back Hillary Clinton's run for the White House.
"As our former Secretary of State, Senator from New York, and first Lady of the United States, Hillary Clinton is the most qualified person to be President of the United States," said Congressman Lewis in a statement released Wednesday by the campaign.
"I know her heart. We need her leadership, not just here in America, but all over the world. She is tireless in her advocacy for those who have been left out and left behind. She is ready to be President on day one. Hillary Clinton has my wholehearted endorsement, and I plan to work and campaign for her to see that she is elected the next President of the United States."
The civil rights legend first endorsed Clinton's historic candidacy in October 2007, but then shifted his support to back Barack Obama by February 2008.
On Wednesday, the Clinton campaign announced the launch of a grassroots-driven volunteer team, the Hillary for Georgia Leadership Council (HFGA LC). In a press release the campaign describes it as a group of "60 elected officials, community, student, coalition and grassroots leaders... that will help Hillary to win the Georgia Primary on March 1."
The council will lead the state's campaign activities by recruiting more volunteers, amplifying the campaign's voice and educating voters on Clinton's efforts to raise middle class wages and reform health care and the criminal justice system for Georgia residents.
Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and State Rep. Stacey Evans also joined the Hillary for Georgia Leadership Council.