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Secretary Simon: Dr. King Changed The Conscience of Our Nation

January 18, 2015

“This weekend we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his unwavering fight for equality and justice."

SAINT PAUL — Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon released the following statement today in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 19th and Dr. King’s work to expand voting rights for millions of Americans.

“This weekend we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his unwavering fight for equality and justice. Dr. King dedicated his life to making sure millions of Americans had a voice and, most importantly, a vote. As the father of the Voting Rights Act, he inspired a movement and changed the conscience of our nation. Dr. King’s legacy is a reminder that we must never stop fighting to protect, defend and strengthen Americans’ right to vote.”

Tomorrow, Secretary Simon will attend several events in honor of Dr. King, including the 25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center, as well as the ceremonial march and celebration program at Macalester College.

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Contact: Ryan Furlong, (651) 297-8919, ryan.furlong@state.mn.us

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