Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Releases Statement in Recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Washington, DC - (Monday, January 16, 2017) - Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement in recognition of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the national day of service that is observed annually on the third Monday of January.
“This year, in light of social and political climate of the country, I have found myself reflecting on the words and life of Dr. Martin Luther King even more than ever. Dr. King was a shining example of a man that dedicated his life to making America live up to the creed that “all men are created equal.” Dr. King, through both written and spoken word, gave a voice to pain and hopes of generations of people that had their civil rights systematically denied due to their skin color.
“Today, people across this great nation will be participating in service projects to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I applaud all of those Americans that have taken a cue from Dr. King’s example and are giving their time and talents to serve their communities.
“As a Member of Congress, a dedicated public servant, and the proud representative of the 30th congressional district of Texas, on this Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, I pledge to continue to my efforts to ensure justice and equality of opportunity for all Americans.”