(Jan. 16) – On the holiday marking the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., members of the House Democratic Caucus issued the following statements:

“Today we remember the lessons of Dr. King so that tomorrow our path forward is guided by his vision,” said Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver. “This year, even more than ever, it is so important to unite together in honor of man who brought such needed change, hope and healing to our country. As we move forward into uncertain times, let us remember his courage, be emboldened by his teachings and follow in his footsteps to drive out hatred with love.”

“Given the many recent attacks on social justice, we feel the weight of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s teachings with an even greater burden today,” said Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Denver, speaking on behalf of the Black Democratic Legislative Caucus, which has grown to a record eight members. “Dr. King taught us that our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. We are prepared to speak out in the face of injustice and we will continue to fight for civil rights and the principles that Dr. King stood for.”

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