Monday, January 17, commemorates the life and legacy of the good civil rights chief, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. MLK Day acknowledges Dr. King’s legacy of service and activism whereas additionally serving as an inspiration for us all to contribute to our communities and nation positively.
The next is a press release from Damon Hewitt, president and govt director of the Attorneys’ Committee for Civil Rights Below Regulation:
“As we commemorate the delivery of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., allow us to bear in mind all that he stood for and all that he fought towards. The sanitized, watered-down recollection of Dr. King, common amongst many, is wholly divorced from the fact of his life. He was a freedom fighter who knew wrestle, a visionary who pushed ahead towards seemingly unattainable odds, and a truth-teller who challenged entrenched energy. Sure, his was a lifetime of service. However his service was about activism—an engaged management that introduced our nation nearer to its said beliefs.
“Dr. King’s activism taught us that those that care about freedom should take motion to shake free equality from no matter stands in the way in which, together with cynicism and complacency with the established order. In that spirit, and on this present day of remembrance, we’ll redouble our efforts to defend voting rights and save our democracy.
“Though lawmakers are at an deadlock on vital voting rights laws, we won’t permit them to be glad with the established order or comfy in hiding behind arcane procedural guidelines or traditions that damage the reason for justice. We won’t cease agitating, mobilizing, and preventing for our rights and we name on all individuals of conscience to affix us on this struggle. As we speak of all days, allow us to collectively embrace the spirit of activism.”