Democratic Party of Georgia Chair Issues Statement Commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Atlanta, GA – Today, Democratic Party of Georgia Chair DuBose Porter issued the following statement in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
“Today, we celebrate a legacy that shaped a more fair and just country. Dr. King fought not only for the equality and dignity of humanity, but also against poverty and economic inequality. This is a fight that continues for too many families right here in Georgia, the cradle of the civil rights movement.
“Dr. King believed in the rights of workers, the ‘right of every employable citizen to a decent job,’ and an equal standard of living. Days before his death, Dr. King told a rally of AFSCME workers ‘Now our struggle is for genuine equality, which means economic equality.’ He believed that class divisions were just as lethal to society as racial divisions.
“Whether we march, visit the Center for Civil and Human Rights, or quietly reflect at home, let’s use this day to reawaken that spirit within us that will settle for nothing less than a country which protects and upholds the civil rights of all its citizens, removes barriers from the ballot box, builds an economy that leaves no man, woman, or child behind, and believes that peace is always the answer.”
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