Langevin Statement on the Passing of Henry Shelton

Sep 22, 2016 Issues: Rhode Island

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released the following statement in response to the passing of George Wiley Center founder and social justice advocate Henry Shelton:

“Helping others was at the core of Henry Shelton’s life and work. In everything he did, he put the needs of those who were less fortunate in front of his own. He led by example, and did the hard-fought, grassroots work that goes into shaping public policy. His compassion and his tireless commitment to fighting poverty in Rhode Island and beyond made him an effective advocate and an inspiration to me and so many others. When Henry saw injustice, he set out to right the wrong, no matter how steep the challenge. I’m grateful to Henry Shelton for his lifetime of leadership, and my thoughts go out to his friends, family, and fellow advocates who fought alongside him.”