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As GOP Senators try to explain why they don’t think #VotingRights are important, sharing here what each tweeted on #MLKDay
Find yours to retweet.
#MLK : “Our most urgent request to the president of the United States & every member of Congress is to give us the right to vote.”
But first, this message from, @BerniceKing
‘Please share this quote from my father #MLKDay2022 :
“I think the tragedy is that we have a Congress with a Senate that has a minority of misguided senators who will use the filibuster to keep the majority of people from even voting.”
You know what light would drive out the darkness for MLK and for your Constituents, @SenJohnBarrasso?
#VotingRightsForThePeople
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I suspect MLK Jr. would say about Trump what he said about Barry Goldwater running for POTUS in 1964.

“On social and economic issues, [he] represented an unrealistic conservatism that was totally out of touch with the realities.” #MLKDay2022 quote thread. 1/4
“The issue of poverty compelled the attention of all citizens of our country. [He] had neither the concern nor the comprehension necessary to grapple with this problem of poverty in the fashion that the historical moment dictated.” 2/4
“[He] represents a philosophy that is morally indefensible and socially suicidal. [He] articulates a philosophy which gives aid and comfort to the racist. His candidacy and philosophy would serve as an umbrella under which extremists of all stripes would stand.” 3/4
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MLK: Give Us the Ballot via @YouTube #MLKDay2022
Dr. King on voting:
On the need for federal leadership:
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2022 King Holiday Observance - Beloved Community Commemorative Service twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
Learn more and register for Nonviolence365®️ Online: thekingcenterinstitute.org

#MLKDay #MLKDay2022
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🧵 A thread of #MLK speeches, sermons and interviews in which he tells inconvenient truths, shares about his philosophy of nonviolence, and expounds on injustice and what our righteous, rigorous response should be.

Relevant. Revelatory. Revolutionary.

#MLKDay #MLKDay2022
Our #MLKDay2022 featured writing is *The World House* chapter from #MLK’s last book, ‘Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?’ Here’s an excerpt from that chapter, but we encourage you to read the entire book: beaconbroadside.com/broadside/2010…
“Nonviolence is not sterile passivity, but a powerful moral force which makes for social transformation.” #MLK #MLKDay #MLKDay2022 #NobelPeacePrize
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“Now let us begin. Now let us rededicate ourselves to the long and bitter, but beautiful, struggle for a new world.

This is the calling of the [children] of God, and our [fellows] wait eagerly for our response. Shall we say the odds are too great?” #MLKDay2022 1/4
“Shall we tell them the struggle is too hard? Will our message be that the forces of American life militate against their arrival as full [humans], and we send our deepest regrets?” 2/4
“Or will there be another message -- of longing, of hope, of solidarity with their yearnings, of commitment to their cause, whatever the cost?” 3/4
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Wrote this for the #NCRM on the 50th anniversary of #MLK's assassination. Truer today than ever:
#MLKDay #MLKDay2022 #MLK2022 #MLKLegacy

Reflecting back upon the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one singular point always stands out, a searing reminder of what was –
and still is – America’s grossest injustice: that in the one of the richest nations in the world, so many millions of people remain trapped in cyclical, soul-crushing poverty.
King of course, regularly received death threats as he fought for political rights for African Americans. Police beat and jailed him repeatedly for his stances on social equity.
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Today, I am thinking about the words Dr. King spoke on his last full day of life.

On that evening in Memphis in 1968, Dr. King told us that we would someday get to the “promised land.”

After the year we just had, the promised land can seem further and further away.
We are still struggling with the pandemic.
We are still fighting for social justice.
We are still watching efforts to deny sacred rights, like the right to vote, from too many Americans.

But at our best we are fighting on and continuing MLK's work and legacy.
In his honor, we must do all we can to protect our most basic democratic right to vote.

We must pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to ensure that our elections are fair, our ballot boxes accessible, and that all Americans are heard.
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1/ On #MLKDay2022, we white Christians must get beyond the safe King highlight reel.
King uttered 1,052 words before the word “dream” crossed his lips. Those are much harder to hear.
Let’s hold King’s hard words for us up to the light this weekend.
robertpjones.substack.com/p/beyond-i-hav…
2/ King’s masterful “Letter from Birmingham Jail” ranks with Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address in the canon documenting America’s ongoing struggle to wrench its soul from the greedy clutches of white supremacy.
#MLKDay2022
robertpjones.substack.com/p/beyond-i-hav…
3/ In “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” King’s dismay at self-satisfied white Christians is still painfully relevant today:
“All too many [white ministers] have been more cautious than courageous and have remained silent behind the anesthetizing security of stained glass windows."
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El 15 enero 1929 nacía Martin Luther King.

Luchó contra la segregación racial y el racismo.

Es muy importante conocer su historia, sus logros, los cambios q generó... y no olvidarlos.

Abro hilo!

#MartinLutherKing #MartinLutherKingJrDay #MLKDay #MLK #MLKDay2022 #racismo
Martin Luther King es recordado x su lucha no violenta a favor de los derechos de los afroamericanos, el fin de la segregación x razas, la desobediencia civil, activista contra la Guerra de Vietnam y la pobreza en general. Su verdadero nombre de nacimiento es Michael King Jr.
Cuando Martin Luther King llevó su campaña de derechos civiles a Chicago en 1966, arrancó una página de su libro alemán de homónimos y pegó sus demandas de vivienda en la puerta del ayuntamiento. Esa página pertenecía a una obra
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