A few minutes ago I made a small contribution to the campaign of U.S. Congressman John Lewis. Lewis, a hero of the civil rights movement and a towering voice of progressive politics, is now facing a primary challenger upset that Lewis supported Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama. Readers here know that I’ve supported Senator Obama since before he even declared for the presidency. But democratic elections where candidates fight it out are a good thing. Lewis may have made the wrong bet in this presidential election (from my perspective) but he supports Senator Obama now. His entire adult life has been spent working to break down barriers, to stop wars, and to help people lift themselves out of poverty. His passion and courage led him into Southern jail cells during the Civil Rights Movement and that same passion today makes him was of the most important leaders in the United States Congress. We need his voice in the U.S. House of Representatives today more than ever. Click here and show your support for one of American's true heroes.