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Eric Holder

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Paola Kudacki for TIME

The justice seeker

Most Americans do not realize all Eric Holder has done to protect their freedom. He has worked tirelessly to ensure equal justice, even when some try to tip the scale in favor of a select few. Despite continued challenges designed to weaken our commitment to fairness, he defends the rights of all Americans. He has confronted the banking industry over mortgage fraud and tax evasion. He has taken on the states over restrictive voting practices, discriminatory sentencing and anti-immigration laws. And he has prosecuted terrorists who intended Americans harm. Before the Supreme Court abolished the Defense of Marriage Act, he boldly chose not to pursue cases based on unjust law. Holder uses his power to defend Americans’ freedoms and thus our values of democracy and justice.

Lewis is a U.S. Representative from Georgia

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