UPDATE: In Your Frustration, Remember King
While many may be frustrated with the actions of government and their ability to influence legislation, remember the lessons of Martin Luther King Jr. as we celebrate his birthday. King’s legacy is one of engaging people in the issues, non-violent protests and persistence toward a goal.
My district phone and e-mail have been inundated with comments from distraught and irate citizens about the income tax and other issues. They had awoken to an issue and wanted to influence government action. If things didn’t go the way they wanted, I wonder if they will now grow disillusioned with their efforts to influence government action and stop sharing their views on issues?
I hope not. I urge citizens to stay engaged in the democratic process; follow the news, monitor the actions of elected officials, and encourage people who represent their views. Like Dr. King, don’t stop trying.
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A Martin Luther King Jr. event will be held today from 3 to 5pm at the Rock Christian Church, 300 E. Taylor St. in DeKalb. Children from the community will give presentations about Martin Luther King Jr. Presentations will include dancing, poetry and personal writings from children ages 2 to 18.
A second Martin Luther King Jr. event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1201 Twombly Road in DeKalb. The program, called “Remember, Celebrate, Act”, will feature a performance from a community choir of singers from area churches, as well as a spoken-word performer and other speakers who will read King’s letters, speeches and passages from his books.
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