January 17, 2011 (Sacramento)--California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, urging all Californians to participate in local communities through public service. To find a service project in your community, visit: www.californiavolunteers.org.
“Our nation has made great progress, guided by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of advancing social justice and opportunity for all," said Newsom, "but I recognize that there is still work to be done."
He added, "On the 25th anniversary of this monumental holiday, let’s honor Dr. King’s legacy by taking this opportunity to bring Californians together to help others and make an ongoing commitment to serve. It is imperative that we never forget the sacrifices that he made in the journey towards equality.”