CELEBRATING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 9
(House of Representatives - January 15, 2020)

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  (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.

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