News from Representative Carson

January 17, 2020 

Dear Friend,

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day to commemorate the life and legacy of a civil rights hero. Dr. King was born into a society trapped in institutional discrimination and bigotry. In much of America, Jim Crow was the law of the land.

Still, he had the bravery and the boldness to dream of a better society -- one where all God's children are judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. His quest to build this Beloved Community wasn't always popular, but it was always the right thing to do.

More than 50 years after his untimely death, much or Dr. King's vision has become a reality. I see this every day in our community, where people of many backgrounds come together to improve our city for all. I think he would be proud of the community we have created.

But there's still more work to be done. Bigotry and inequality still persist, and unfortunately, many people in power continue to fan the flames of intolerance. They want to divide us for their benefit. This is a tactic as old as time, and one that Dr. King didn't fall for. He knew that if we all choose love over hate, hope over fear, and unity over division, we can create a society where every person is respected and has an equal chance at success.

Let's continue working toward that goal -- on MLK Day, and every day! 


Your Friend,


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