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01/19/2016

Gov. Malloy & Lt. Gov. Wyman Statements on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

(HARTFORD, CT) - Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman released the following statements commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which is celebrated this year on January 18, 2016:

Governor Malloy said, "Decades after Dr. King's fearlessness in the face of injustice and racial inequality, his message of nonviolence and optimism resonates.  When we think of progress, of doing the right thing, of making a fairer and more just society, we think of Dr. King and his trailblazing message.  He taught us, in his own words, that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.  And each and every day, his vision and all that he stood for reminds us that we must be a society of permanent progress and permanent reformation.  We can - and must - always strive to be better."

Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman said, "Dr. King gave his life in service to a great vision of America - the pursuit of equality, justice, and 'the ethic of love.'  His legacy inspires us as we raise our children, mentor our young people, and build a stronger, fairer, more just Connecticut for every resident.  Until every woman earns equal pay for equal work, until a young man's zip code doesn't determine his destiny, until every child goes to a great school, until every person is, in fact, judged by the 'content of their character,' we are not done.  I am proud to live in a state committed to these values of equality and community."

**Download: Governor Malloy's 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day proclamation

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For Immediate Release: January 17, 2016

Contact: David Bednarz

David.Bednarz@ct.gov

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Juliet Manalan
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