DALLAS – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement today in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day:
“Today, we honor the legacy and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a national day of service. We use today to reflect on the life of Dr. King and remember the principles he embodied. His dream for our country focused on the belief that all of our nation’s people should have a real opportunity to share in the nation’s prosperity and achieve the American Dream. That fight for economic justice continues even today with today’s stagnant wages and widening income inequality hurting American families.
On this Martin Luther King Day, let’s seize the moment and rebuild hope. It is time to work together for the millions of Americans who struggle to make ends meet to ensure they have a fair shot at the American Dream. We must redouble our efforts to put people to work, expand our economy, and build ladders of opportunity.”