WASHINGTON – Today, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chair Sharon Day released the following statement commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:
"Today, as we reflect on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., let us also honor his legacy by working to ensure the promise of equal opportunity for all Americans," said RNC Chairman Priebus. "As an icon of courage, Dr. King fearlessly led the charge to create an America distinguished by harmony and justice. Dr. King's call – for the nation to live up to its ideals of liberty and justice for all – still resonates today, and reminds us to complete the work yet to be done. We must keep striving for a nation in which everyone can achieve their vision of the American Dream."
"Dr. King's extraordinary sacrifices helped our nation reach new levels of equality, but there is still more work to be done," said Co-Chairman Day. "His call to action challenges us to serve others and end injustice where we see it. In committing ourselves to defending the principles of liberty, unity, and justice, we uphold Dr. King's legacy."