Tonko Statement on 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
ALBANY – Congressman Paul Tonko released the following statement in observance of tomorrow’s 50thanniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech.
“As a young person, I was inspired by MLK, JFK and RFK and I am proud of the significant progress our nation has made over the past 50 years in the way of civil rights, but our work is not complete. On this truly historic day of Dr. King’s I Have a Dream speech, let us remember the tireless efforts of civil rights champions past and present and work each day to make Dr. King’s message a reality. From the Voting Rights Act to unemployment to opportunities at higher education, we must remain vigilant in our pursuit of freedom, equality and social justice until it is fully realized by all of our friends and neighbors.”