January 17, 2021

Manchin Statement On Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement in advance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day tomorrow.

“Today we celebrate and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of our nation’s most inspiring and important figures in American history. Dr. King led a revolutionary movement for civil rights and changed our society for the better. His leadership provided us a vision for what America could be. This past year has been difficult for many Americans, especially our communities of color who are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. My grandparents taught me that if you can count your blessings you can share your blessings and Dr. King taught us that the values of love, unity and forgiveness are some of the most important values in our society. Let us all remember Dr. King’s memory by reaching out to our fellow West Virginians to create unity and share our blessings during these difficult times.”