Contact Us

Statement by U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee on Death of Nelson Mandela

courtesy Rep. Dan Kildee

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) released the following statement today after learning of the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela:

 
“It is with heavy hearts that Michigan, the U.S. and the entire world mourns the death of Nelson Mandela. The world today has lost an incredible and courageous leader.
 
“Nelson Mandela’s perseverance in the face of oppression inspired millions around the world, myself included. As a student in college in the 1970s, I studied and was moved by Nelson Mandela’s life work. As an anti-apartheid leader, he tackled racism and inequality head-on, standing at the forefront of the movement that led to a free South Africa. His mission to propagate peace is only more admirable after he himself was unjustly imprisoned for nearly three decades. Through it all, his dedication to peace and justice persevered, demonstrating to the world that hope and love can conquer all.
 
“While today we mourn the loss of such a revolutionary leader, I take solace in knowing that Nelson Mandela’s life work has undoubtedly made the world a more peaceful, just place.”

More from WFNT

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wfnt.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Flint's News Talk quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Register on Flint's News Talk quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!