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Secretary Simon: Honor Dr. King’s Life, Legacy by Making Voice Heard

January 17, 2016

SAINT PAUL — Today, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon released the following statement in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 18th and Dr. King’s work to expand voting rights for millions of Americans.

“The fight for equality and justice led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is one we still fight today. He changed the heart of our nation with his courageous stand for voting rights for millions of Americans, a gift we cannot take for granted. By turning out to vote, making our voices heard, and continuing our work to protect, defend, and strengthen the right to vote for all Americans, we honor Dr. King’s life and legacy.”

Tomorrow, Secretary Simon will attend several events in honor of Dr. King, including the 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center, as well as Luther Seminary’s “MLK Jr. Day: Lift Every Voice” and the Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Statewide Celebration at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts.

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

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