Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Congressman Serrano Commemorates Martin Luther King’s Day

Jan 21, 2019
Press Release

The Bronx, NY – Today, Congressman José E. Serrano (D-NY) released the following statement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in commemoration of his life and work:

“As we celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy, his message remains as relevant as ever – that all Americans, regardless of race or ethnicity or background deserve justice, equality and the right to live a dignified life. While we have made enormous progress in the last few decades, in recent years we have witnessed the greatest attack to these ideas and fundamental principles. The events in Charlottesville Virginia 2 years ago, where a white supremacist protest ended in death, is perhaps the best example of the moment we are living. Today, it is more important than ever to fight to preserve Dr. King’s legacy and to renew our commitment to racial equality, anti-discrimination, and speaking out against injustice when we see it. We can’t relent in the fight for tolerance, fairness, and equal access to justice and opportunity that only makes our nation stronger and better for all.