January 15, 2018

Manchin Statement on Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

“Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of our nation’s most influential and inspiring leaders of all time. Although Dr. King’s life was sadly cut short, he made a lasting and powerful impact on our country by helping millions of Americans fight discrimination and segregation, and by peacefully fighting racial injustice. The revolutionary movement that he led was not only about civil rights, but was also about changing society for the better and instilling unity, love and forgiveness in all of our communities. He inspired communities across our country to improve and make a difference for others and that spirit still lives on in millions of Americans today. As we remember his life and his legacy, I want to remind all West Virginians that we are all capable of making a difference. We must use Dr. King’s values in everyday life and realize our potential to make a difference and take action by helping a neighbor, volunteering and serving in our communities."