FIFTH DISTRICT, MD –Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) observed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day today at events throughout the Fifth District, including the St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s 14th annual prayer breakfast and the Charles County NAACP’s 23rd annual prayer breakfast.
“I was so glad to spend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with my constituents in the Fifth District,” said Congressman Hoyer. “In 2017, we saw the ugly face of racism on the streets of Charlottesville, in the way many reacted to protests by athletes, and in racist comments made by President Trump. These blazon displays of hatred and racism make today’s gatherings even more meaningful and consequential.”
“The values championed by Dr. King and his fellow civil rights leaders, like my good friend Rep. John Lewis, are being put to the test,” continued Congressman Hoyer. “America has always been a land of opportunity, and we cannot allow the progress made by Dr. King to be diminished. As we spend time today honoring the legacy of Dr. King, let us remain full of hope and determination to continue the progress made by our civil rights leaders.”
Congressman Hoyer also encourages Fifth District residents to participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service by volunteering in the community. The MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” Click here to learn more.