Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean released his following statement on the fortieth anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:
“Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a transformative American leader whose life was cut tragically short 40 years ago. As we reflect on this solemn occasion, each one of us should reaffirm our commitment to continuing Dr. King’s fight for social justice, equality, fairness, and inclusion for all Americans.
“Among the many lessons of Dr. King’s life, he taught us that our Democracy must be nurtured. That the work of making America a better place is a lifetime commitment. Each one of us must fight for the shared values of an America where we stand up and stand together for the least among us, for our children, our veterans, our communities, the very things that define who we are and what we believe.
“This year’s presidential election provides a ray of hope in the realization of Dr. King’s dream. Across the country we’ve seen historic turnout as Americans from all walks of life are making their voices heard to move our country forward. Today, the Democratic Party reaffirms its commitment to work towards the beloved community Dr. King envisioned. “
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