It is January 15th, the actual birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
So far 2021 has not brought what we hoped for in the new year.
The Coronavirus continues to rage amidst the limited roll-out of vaccines.
While there are disparities in health and access to care related to race.
And families suffer because basic needs such as food go unmet.
Violence and lawlessness are threatening the core of our Constitution.
Insurrection at the Capitol has shamed some and shaken others in D.C. into action.
Democracy is in danger and racial inequities remain unresolved.
As for the state of the future, Dr. King would not have us lose faith.
Nor would he have us strive to recover the way things used to be.
Instead he would inspire us to seek opportunities to create change.
Today we honor the life of the great Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
the leader of the Civil Rights Movement and nonviolent activism.
“The time is always right to do what is right,” said Dr. King.
We the People formed a more perfect union that is under deep duress.
Now is the time for We the People to act on behalf of justice for all.