From: Quentin James, Ready for Hillary To: David Lifferth, Subject: Honoring Dr. King's legacy Date: Mon Jan 19 16:32:15 MST 2015 Body:
Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday -- and I hope you’ll join me in taking action to honor his legacy.
We have come so far, but the truth is that we still have a distance to go. In the past few years, states across the country have instituted voter ID laws in a concerted effort to restrict access to vote. As Hillary Clinton said last year, “Anyone who says that racial discrimination is no longer a problem in American elections must not be paying attention.”
As we honor Dr. King's legacy today, I urge you to not let your voice go unheard.
The right to vote is precious, and it's the most fundamental part of our democracy.
Today, we must stand up and fight. The history of the right to vote in America is a history of conflict, of struggle, for that right. Many people died trying to protect that right. For millions, the struggle for the right to vote is not mere history; it is experience.