Delaney Statement in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Monday, January 21, 2019

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Delaney Statement in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day


FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS, MD – Presidential candidate John Delaney releases the following statement in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, ‘Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.’

“As Americans pause to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King, may we never forget his enduring efforts to unite our divided country and speak truth to power. Dr. King’s dedication to social justice and economic fairness strengthened the nation during a time of crisis and reaffirmed our commitment to perfecting our union.

“While we have unquestionably made progress in moving the country forward, actions such as renewing the Voting Rights Act would be a strong step towards fulfilling King’s dream. May Dr. King’s courage and vision continue to inspire us and be a guiding light through the darkness.”