LULAC Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & His Fight For Justice
Celebrating the Example of Selfless Service as a Fearless Voice for the Oppressed and Steadfast Leader for Civil Rights
Washington, DC - Domingo Garcia, National President of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Monday issued this statement:
“Today, America pauses to rejoice on behalf of millions of people of color and indeed all residents of our nation for the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We stand upon his shoulders now more than half-a-century later and gaze across the landscape of our great nation still seeking the full measure of the promised land about which he spoke.
His example of courage in the face of darkness remains engraved in our consciousness as do his words, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”. This is why LULAC continues to shout from the figurative “mountaintops”, when we enter those places of power where decisions are made, whether they are city halls, school districts, state houses, the halls of Congress or even the White House.
May we say, as did Dr. King to those who lead us, America can only be free when all who live in America are free, America can only be just when there is justice for all and America will be its greatest when all who lift their eyes in hopeful expectation, resident, citizen, refugee can see themselves too in the fulfillment of this nation’s glory.
Then, and only then will America have fulfilled the dream of Dr. King and of every man, woman and child blessed to live in the United States.
May God Bless Dr. King’s family and may God bless America.”
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.LULAC.org