Governor Sisolak issues statement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

CARSON CITY, Nevada – January 18, 2021

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak issued the following statement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

“Today, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s. legacy. He left an indelible imprint on our nation’s history as a civil rights leader who fought to end racial inequality, eradicate racial segregation and advance human rights for all people.

He led our society through a period of civil and social unrest and instilled in us that change is possible through civil discourse and nonviolent demonstrations.

His renowned ‘I Have a Dream Speech’ echoes through our nation as Americans continue to fight to live in a nation ‘where we will not be judged by the color of our skin but the content of (our) character.’

As we observe this national holiday, I implore all Nevadans to not only reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s contributions but to continue to uphold his legacy by striving to become better agents of peace in this world.”

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