Statement of NOW President Toni Van Pelt:
Fifty years after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his legacy endures in the daily work of countless movements, organizations and organized protests. We in the women’s movement, like so many others, draw inspiration from Dr. King’s example of peaceful protest, passionate advocacy and positive solutions.
When Dr. King marched with workers, he marched with women who were being paid horrifically low wages. When Dr. King spoke out against oppression, he was heard by women who were denied equality.
And when we in the women’s movement have marched on Washington, we march alongside Dr. King.
We honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King and rededicate ourselves to the cause of equality and justice he so revered.
Dee Donavanik, firstname.lastname@example.org, 951-547-1241