August 28, 2013

Sen. Whitehouse Statement on 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

Providence, RI – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) released the statement below today regarding the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech:
 
“On August 28, 1963, the March on Washington and the words of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. captured the conscience of our nation.  Today, Dr. King’s children, for whom he dreamed of a better America, joined with thousands of others to hear our nation’s first African American President commemorate that historic day.  We can take pride in that progress, but we must also remember that the marchers in 1963 were asking for jobs, in addition to justice.  Today we should resolve to keep working until all Americans, regardless of race, class, gender, age, or sexual orientation have access to the freedom and to the economic opportunities they need to fully enjoy the American dream.”
 
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