Senator Ellis Press Release

For Immediate Release
December 5, 2013

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Sen. Ellis Statement on Passing of Nelson Mandela

(Austin, Texas)Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) released the following statement:

"Texas joins the rest of the world in mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela, one of history's bravest leaders. His sacrifice and courage in the face of unspeakable hardship demonstrated the extent to which some must fight for their freedom. We must all honor his legacy as we continue the struggle to improve all peoples' lives. My thoughts and prayers are with the Mandela family."