A Call for Economic Justice to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Community Change | January 17, 2014 2:53 pm
For Immediate Release: Friday, Jan. 17, 2014
Contact: Donna De La Cruz, [email protected] (202) 339-9331
Every American Must Have Enough to Thrive and Achieve Their Full Potential
(WASHINGTON)—Community Change will mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by calling on Americans to work toward gaining economic justice, an issue that the civil rights leader fought so hard to achieve.
“In his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, Dr. King said, ‘We refuse to believe there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity in this nation,’ ‘’ said Deepak Bhargava, Executive Director of the Center for Community Change. “Dr. King worked tirelessly to achieve equality for all Americans, to bridge economic as well as racial barriers. This holiday is an opportunity for all Americans to work toward creating a society where everyone has enough to thrive and achieve their full potential.”
“We are honored at the Center to heed Dr. King’s call to strive for equality for all across economic, racial and gender barriers,” Bhargava added. “The vicious cycle of poverty in our country cannot be broken without a commitment to economic justice.”
“We especially urge our lawmakers to see the suffering economic injustice has caused and work with us in our campaign to achieve the America Dr. King dreamed of,” Bhargava said.