Braley Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Jan 13, 2012

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) released the following statement in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which will be observed on Monday, January 16th:
 
“Dr. King’s values and work in the face of violence, indifference, and entrenched prejudices remind us that the work of one person willing to speak up against injustice can change the world.  Because of Dr. King’s work, his dream of a nation where people are judged by the content of their character, rather than the color of their skin, is closer to fruition.
 
“While that dream is yet to be fulfilled, Dr. King’s legacy lives on in our hearts and minds.  Dr. King stood up for people who didn’t have a voice when others failed to stand up for them.  His life should inspire all of us to fight for those among us—of any color, background, or creed—who’ve had their voices taken away.”