LACDP Statement on the 30th Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 18, 2016
Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair and California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement on the 30th Martin Luther King Jr Day:
“As we celebrate the 30th Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we must remember how far we have come, and yet, how far we still have to go. Dr. King’s legacy and vision led to historic change like the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. As Democrats, we celebrate his leadership and courage that brought justice to so many Americans.
“Yet there is so much more to do. Today, there are still too many young black men dying on streets across America. Racism and inequality – two things that Dr. King gave his life fighting against – still victimize thousands across our nation. The scourge of poverty and homelessness remain rampant in cities large and small.
“We must come together and continue the work of the great Dr. King to ensure that his dream is fully realized. In his words, “…we cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead.”