Gwen Moore celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Gwen Moore

Gwen Moore

Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) joined the nation to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“I join my brothers, sisters and neighbors in honoring one of our greatest heroes and strongest advocates for peace and equality.

Through nonviolence, Dr. King led the civil rights movement and inspired a nation.

“Although his legacy lives on, our journey towards realizing his dream is not over. May we honor his life’s work by protecting our right to vote, extending unemployment benefits, maintaining our social safety net programs and reducing the lives lost from gun violence.

Each day, let us continue to fight for equality and peace.

“Dr. King was a man who fiercely opposed injustice, inequality and bloodshed. I was proud to honor him yesterday morning in a celebration themed, ‘Nonviolence: The Most Potent Weapon.’

I urged the attendees to recognize and honor his mission of peace by acting to end nonsensical violence.

“I challenge us all to take peaceful action to thwart the crime inflicting our communities.

In everything we do, let us recommit ourselves to realizing Dr. King’s dream.”