Honoring the Life and Work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on this 25th anniversary of the creation of this day as a Federal holiday.
We observe this day as a memorial to a transformational leader, but we also remember all people who have felt the sting of discrimination because of the color of their skin, the accent with which they speak, where they were born, where they worship, or even who they love.
Here at the National Stonewall Democrats, we recognize the incredible debt we owe to Dr. King and the brothers and sisters who fought alongside him, and to those who continue to fight to this day. The singular struggle of the Civil Rights movement reverberates today in many other struggles, including our own as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in America. We are incredibly grateful for those who have gone before us, cutting through the thicket of discrimination and cowardice, and shining a light toward freedom and justice.
Today, we especially hold in our hearts the words of Dr. King, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." We hope that you will take some time today to think about ways in which you can join us in recommitting yourself to work for freedom, justice and equality of all people.