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Statement from Lavern Chatman on Passing of Maya Angelou

Alexandria, Va. – Lavern Chatman, Democratic candidate for Virginia’s 8th Congressional District, issued the following statement today on the passing of renowned author and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou:

“Maya Angelou was a mother to all nations and a gift to the world. Through her writings and activism, she empowered millions – young and old – serving as a voice for social change. My thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Angelou’s family and friends.”