Raleigh – North Carolina Democratic Party Chair Wayne Goodwin released the following statement commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day:
“Today, North Carolina Democrats join North Carolinians in celebrating the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King dedicated his life to empowering communities, eradicating discrimination, and dismantling broken systems of power. That struggle brought him to North Carolina on several occasions, and it was here that he famously said we need to be willing to ‘fill up the jails of the South’ to awaken the nation’s conscience.
“The lessons of Dr. King are just as important today as they were during his lifetime. In this extraordinary political climate, we must remain vigilant and steadfast in our support of one another as we speak out against all forms of hate and discrimination. Though there is more work to be done, North Carolina Democrats are committed to continue Dr. King’s fight for a more just and equal North Carolina.”