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  • We Should Honor Dr. King Every Day

    by Representative Steve Cohen

    Posted on 2015-01-20

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    COHEN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. COHEN. Mr. Speaker, yesterday was the day that we honor Martin Luther King's life and legacy--it should be honored every day--a great American who stood for justice, liberty.

    Yet in this House, there is not a desire on the other side of the aisle to increase the minimum wage, which would be one of the first things Dr. King would want. There is not a desire on the other side of the aisle to pass a Voting Rights Act for which Dr. King is known to have worked on the march in Selma and help bring about some 50 years ago. And there is no effort to reduce the great disparity in wealth that threatens the middle class and threatens the future of democracy and the way we know America.

    We should honor Dr. King every day. Unfortunately, many and most of his values are being neglected by the majority in this House.


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