Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement today honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:
“Today we remember Dr. King, a great American leader who worked tirelessly for a better world and a just nation. He fought with all his might to change the status quo, to prove we could become a better people. We continue that fight today with his actions and beliefs deeply embedded into our minds.
“I applaud those in Nevada and around the country who are volunteering today to help their fellow citizens. I can think of no better way than through service to others to honor Dr. King, a man who measured people by their stance during ‘times of challenge and controversy,’ not when life is easy. By that standard, Nevadans and Americans across this country have stood strong and tall as they fight to keep their jobs, stay in their homes and weather the tough economic times that we’re slowly putting behind us.
“His message continues to resonate today as income gaps grow and injustices remain. Yet we continue marching ahead, knowing that only through persistence will we realize Dr. King’s dream of a becoming a greater people, and having a better nation and a finer world to live in.”