WE ARE CALLED.
CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE KEN HARBAUGH.
Today, all across this nation, Americans are joining together to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They are marching, they are serving -- they are lifting their voices in prayer, song, and praise.
Dr. King’s legacy means many things to many people – the power of nonviolence, freedom, light shining in darkness. But what I am thinking about most today is this: we cannot sit quietly in the face of injustice. We must have courage. We must take a stand. We must find our voices andfight.
Now, more than ever, it’s time to speak out -- organize, write letters to the editor, and engage in conversations with love in our hearts.
On this national day of service and remembrance, may each of us find the kind of courage Dr. King embodied. May we stand, sing, fight -- and win!
Happy MLK Day, everyone.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. King taught us that we have to show up.
CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE JASON RITTEREISER.
Each year, we mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a three-day weekend. Let’s remember to use some of that extra downtime to think about what this day stands for.
This year, it’s especially important to reflect on Dr. King’s legacy and lessons. This day serves as a reminder that our democracy is fragile. Progress in combating hate and racism isn’t guaranteed to move forward -- it demands work.
We must never grow complacent. We must strive to bend the arc of moral justice. We must consistently show up and focus on creating and sustaining equality.
If we don’t, then progress is far from guaranteed. And as we’ve seen in the last year, it’s all too easy for reactionary leadership to turn back the clock and reverse hard-fought advances.
Throughout my career, I’ve sought to advance progress by taking up civil rights cases, protecting workers’ rights, and fighting for equality. We must champion these causes and values in Congress.
But you don’t have to be in Congress or a courtroom to help combat hate and create equality. We can all find ways to live Dr. King’s lessons and make the struggle for justice and equality a part of our daily lives.
I’m taking time today to reflect on the ways I can do more in 2018. I hope you'll join me.
U.S. SENATOR CORY BOOKER.