Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine Releases Statement in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Jan 18, 2010, 09:26 ET from Democratic National Committee

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tim Kaine issued the following statement in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:


"Today we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and honor his legacy of non-violent social change and justice.  While there is still work to be done, we take time to acknowledge the tremendous progress we as a country have made in combating racism, bigotry and intolerance. Dr. King's timeless values of truth, courage, compassion, dignity, justice, service and humility serve as an example for all Americans to strive to better themselves and their community.

"In a speech delivered shortly before his untimely death, Dr. King challenged each and every American to be a 'Drum Major' for justice.  Dr. King urged Americans to live up to their ideals and strive to serve their neighbors.  This year as we honor the life and legacy of Dr. King let us not just honor his memory but also resolve to recommit ourselves to family and community through service."

SOURCE Democratic National Committee