Monday, January 21, 2013

ORP: Commemorating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


COLUMBUS - The Ohio Republican Party released the following message commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. with Bob Bennett
Bob Bennett (far left) and his wife Ruth Ann (far right) in October 1967 with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Cleveland business leaders at Lancer's Steakhouse.

"While celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we commemorate the example he set for us to follow today," said Chairman Bennett. "He challenged our country to live up to its ideals of liberty, justice, and equality for all. His dream to end racism, segregation, and injustice was an inspiration for the people of America to be a better nation."

"Dr. King was a champion for those in need and we are a better country today because of him."

"Today, we honor his legacy by standing up to defend the liberties of everyone in our society and strive to always lend a helping hand to those who are victims of prejudice, those who are hurting, or who are struggling economically."

News Background:
"Visitors to the office of Ohio Republican Chairman Bob Bennett over the years have been greeted by a somewhat ironic image." ("Ohio GOP Chairman Recalls '67 Encounter with King," Associated Press, 1/20/13)