John Lewis Backs Up Payne at Annual Fundraiser

Congressman Payne

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-10) welcomed civil rights legend U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) to Newark last night for a star-studded fundraising gala.

Lewis gave the keynote speech at the annual Payne event, held downtown at the Robert Treat Hotel.

Those in attendance in a packed room included Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Speaker Emeritus Sheila Oliver of East Orange, East Orange Councilman (and Democratic State Committee ED) Chris James, and former Assemblyman Bill Payne.

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