Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the following statement on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
“Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial and challenged this nation to live up to the ideals set in its creed: opportunity, equality and freedom. Today, we remember Dr. King and the many trailblazers who fought to advance civil rights and change in this country and we celebrate the progress we’ve made over the last five decades. This anniversary also reminds us that there is still much more work left to do to ensure that everyone in this country – regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation – is afforded equal rights.”