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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Congresswoman Beatty Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 18, 2021

January 18th, 2021, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, our nation’s annual observance reflecting on and recognizing the life and everlasting legacy of Civil Rights icon Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. To mark the occasion, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03), Chair of the powerful Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), issued the following statement:

“'What are you doing for others?’ That is what Dr. King said was life’s most persistent and urgent question. Throughout his entire life, Dr. King answered this question by working tirelessly to make our nation more just and equitable, as well as more civil, hospitable, and kind. That is what we must remember on this Day of Service: that we cannot simply lie down and hope for change—because today is not a ‘day off’ but rather a ‘day on.’ With that in mind, I encourage my constituents and all Americans to do their part and answer Dr. King’s call to action by making a difference in their neighborhood, serving our community, and continue fighting for a world  where people are judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

To find out how you can be a difference maker, visit, and be sure to join the conversation online by using #MLKDay.