Today, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day that calls upon all Americans to reflect on Dr. King's extraordinary life and legacy.
Yonkers, N.Y.--Today, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day that calls upon all Americans to reflect on Dr. King's extraordinary life and legacy, and his boundless contribution to the American ideals of equality, nonviolence, opportunity and upward mobility.
Dr. King said, "life's most persistent question is, 'what are you doing for others?'" As your City Council President, these words ring more true for me now than ever, and as I celebrate Martin Luther King Day, I believe it is vital for each of our elected officials to contemplate this question.
As we honor Dr. King, we must also strive to continue to realize his Dream: a fair and just society where every American can strive to live their best life, communities with safe streets, quality education, and fair wages for all, and an America where we fully realize the endless power of the office of the citizen, and the capacity each one of us has to change and empower our communities.
As Dr. King said, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Let us heed Dr. King's call to action this day, and contemplate the position each one of us holds as Americans to change and benefit our communities by the example he set. If we are to truly live Dr. King's legacy, we must all realize that no voice is too small, no action insignificant, and no injustice tolerable in our American values.
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