January 15, 2020 - Issue: Vol. 166, No. 9 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 2nd Session
CELEBRATING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 9
(House of Representatives - January 15, 2020)
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[Pages H251-H252] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] CELEBRATING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY (Mr. LaMALFA asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. LaMALFA. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, today being his actual birthday, 91 years ago, in 1929. Dr. King has become synonymous with the civil rights movement and the right to ensure each and every one of us is treated equally, regardless of our background and upbringing. His strong Christian beliefs helped him inspire positive social change through peaceful protests and demonstrations. In a nation plagued by identity politics, his pursuit of liberty is as relevant now as it was during the 1960s. Dr. King demonstrated to the world that it is not the color of a person's skin that mattered but, rather, the nature of their character. Indeed, it is one of my favorite quotes and one to live by. The work of Dr. King is not yet done. He remains a shining example of the right way to lead, the right way to peacefully protest, and the right way to inspire. I look forward to joining the celebration at the Southside Community Center in Oroville, California, this coming Monday, where his legacy is celebrated and even brought forward by scholarships for the young people who will be there. [[Page H252]] ____________________