Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King

The Democrats of Indian River — the Democratic Executive Committee, the Democratic Club of Indian River, the Democratic Women’s Club, and the Florida Young Democrats — will march proudly in tomorrow’s  Martin Luther King Parade honoring the life of Dr. King with school children, faith leaders, congregations, fire and law enforcement, and county representatives.

Celebrating the anniversary of Dr. King’s birthday, we honor his belief that all people have value and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or age.  Adriana de Kanter, Chair of the Democratic Executive Committee of Indian River County, reinforced his vision stating,

“For Democrats, we recommit ourselves to the causes Dr. King stood for that are as relevant today as they were fifty years ago:  voting rights, health care, human rights, economic opportunity, quality pubic education, gun safety, police and community relations, and criminal justice.”

When President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first MLK federal holiday in 1986 he said,

It is a time for rejoicing and reflecting. We rejoice, because in his short life Dr. King, by his preaching, his example, and his leadership, helped to move us closer to the ideals on which America was founded.”

The Democrats of Indian River believe in America’s ideals.  We believe in Dr. King’s dream and his call to action,

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

The Democrats of Indian River are working for our working families and seniors and preserving Democratic principles.

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