Keep Dr. King’s dream alive

Today, we remember one of the most important civil and human rights champions of our time, Martin Luther King, Jr. As one of the most visible leaders of the modern civil rights movement, he was a prophetic voice speaking out for the equal and just treatment of all people.

Dr. King’s spirit is carried on by activists who share his belief in inherent human worth, a belief that takes us beyond asking for freedom from discrimination and to demanding the resources we need to live full and healthy lives.

In direct opposition to Dr. King’s legacy, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 2, “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act,” on Wednesday, January 19. This bill will attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, last year’s historic law that extends access to health and health care to millions of people in America.

In partnership with the National Black Justice Coalition and the National Coalition for LGBT Health, let’s keep Dr. King’s dream alive:

Call the Capitol Hill Switchboard right now at 202.224.3121 and tell them where you live. They’ll connect you with your Representative. Tell them to vote no on repealing health care reform. 202.224.3121

As Dr. King reminded us almost fifty years ago, access to health care is justice at its most basic. Its denial is injustice at its most base. Fight for your right to a healthier community: tell your Representative to vote no on repealing health care reform.

Statement by Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey commemorating the life and legacy of the 
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:

Today we honor and reflect on the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who courageously and tenaciously bent the arc of history toward racial and economic justice. Dr. King’s unwavering message of hope continues to serve as a beacon for so many of us, as does his enduring vision of an America that embraces equality over injustice. His powerful words — ‘injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere’ — continue to resonate deeply across our country and the world. We believe that were he alive today, Dr. King would be standing with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community as we too reach for equality. His profound legacy inspires and informs, and for that we are forever grateful.