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NHDP Statement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, NHDP Chair Ray Buckley and NHDP Senior Advisor Senator Melanie Levesque released the following statements:


"Today, we pause to remember the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In the face of brutal and trying odds, Dr. King led our country closer towards a more perfect union in the fight for voting rights and equal treatment under the law. Dr. King showed us that progress can be made by everyday people, through peaceful and tireless advocacy.

On this day, we are reminded of his immortal words, ‘Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.’ We must always advocate for justice, equality, and equal rights for all, both in the Granite State and throughout our country,” said NHDP Chair Ray Buckley.


“Today, and every day, I am inspired by the fierce and tireless advocacy that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. devoted his life to in the fight for all people to live free in our democracy. As Republican legislators here in New Hampshire and across the nation continuously target our voting rights, I hope that Granite Staters will remember his fight for voting rights and equality. Attacks on our constitutional right to vote are attacks on the core value of our nation— one that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to protecting. Our right to vote is sacred, and there is an urgency for everyone to be engaged this year. There is too much at stake to stand on the sidelines. With our democracy under attack, we must honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and let freedom ring for every American,” said NHDP Senior Advisor Senator Melanie Levesque.