CONTINUING DR. KING’S LEGACY—A NEW SOUTH

CONTINUING DR. KING’S LEGACY—A NEW SOUTH

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“We must learn to live together as brothers, or perish together as fools.”

These are just some of many profound words left with us by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And as we celebrate his life and legacy today, we pause to reflect not only on his actions, but also on the broader meaning of the words he so eloquently used to bring together a nation in the name of equality.

As we begin this year, we look out at an America that is, in many ways, similar to the America Dr. King fought so hard to change.

We look around and see individuals who, instead of finding a way to compromise, depend on hate and vitriol to garner support.

We see fear and uncertainty harnessed and twisted into hatred and intolerance.

We see divisions so bitter that they betray what it truly means to be American.

It is this very sentiment that was present on the debate stage in Charleston last night. That’s why we’re so motivated.

In South Carolina, we’re dedicated to upholding the principles that Dr. King and so many others dedicated their lives to protecting.  We’re building a New South, and we want you to be a part of it.

Making sure the American Dream is within reach for everyone who is willing to work for it. Creating good paying jobs, making education affordable, and protecting programs that not only support less fortunate, but also launch them back into a position to achieve success.

In the New South, our realization of this dream depends only on one thing—our ability to put aside our differences and focus on finding common sense solutions that make this a better country for us all.

Today, let’s unite not simply honor Dr. King’s legacy; let’s work to continue to make it a reality.

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CONTINUING DR. KING’S LEGACY—A NEW SOUTH

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