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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

CONGRESSMAN AL LAWSON CELEBRATES THE LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DURING COMMEMORATIVE RALLY IN TALLAHASSEE

January 15, 2018
Press Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) marched with several community organizations, advocacy groups and local officials for Tallahassee’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative march. Organized by the Tallahassee branch of the NAACP, the group of nearly 200 traveled from the C.K. Steele Bus Plaza to the steps of the Florida Capitol.

“Today, we honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and recognize his commitment to service,” Rep. Lawson told the crowd. “Dr. King demonstrated what you can accomplish when you have a dream, and his life should serve as an inspiration for all Americans. His activism was built around creating a better life for his family – for all families. It is vital that we work together to strengthen our communities. We have the opportunity to build a foundation for our children to succeed. It is up to us to hand them a better world.”

Through his determination, Dr. King was the driving force behind the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the 1963 March on Washington, which helped bring about such landmark legislation as the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. In his lifetime, he confronted discrimination as he fought for jobs, freedom and equality.

Rep. Lawson recently marked his first year serving Florida’s 5th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives in Washington DC. Strengthening America’s families is a priority for the Congressman. Through his Let’s Feed America Campaign, Rep. Lawson seeks to erase hunger through several initiatives that help families in need. The initiatives focus on seniors, children and college students, and encourage states to continue their partnerships with the federal government in administering anti-hunger programs.

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Lawson at the NAACP Podium - 2018