Gov. Malloy And Lt. Gov. Wyman Statements On The 50th Anniversary Of The Assasination Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman released the following statements regarding the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:
Governor Malloy said, “Fifty years after Dr. King’s life was cut all too short, we as a nation continue to strive to learn from his teachings and practice the patriotic and just campaign of nonviolent revolution that he endeavored to achieve in the name of love, compassion, and justice. His message is timeless, and his cause is one that no country in the world should ever overlook. He has forever shaped the United States for the better, but if we are to truly value what he has contributed to our society we must never stop advocating for the mission that he lost his life trying to achieve – a world of justice, peace, and freedom for all. It is a struggle that we must consistently reflect upon and be determined to improve. Let’s continue his work together, in unity, to identify injustice where we see it and work to fearlessly improve it.”
Lt. Governor Wyman said, “Dr. King led a movement that pushed this nation towards justice – one that echoes across the country at every march and every rally and inspires a new generation of leaders as they rise up. His legacy endures and our work continues – to lift communities out of poverty, to invest in the people who are the backbone of our economy, and to stand together for equality.”
Office of Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman