PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today released the following statement in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:
“Today, in Arizona and around the country, we pause to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders the world has ever known.
“Dr. King, through his words and example, spread a message of peace, love, unity, and nonviolence.
“His message sprang forth from America’s founding promise—that all men and women are created equal—and shined a light on the persistent injustices of racial prejudice, discrimination, and economic inequality.
“As we approach the coming 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination, let us view his words and actions as reminders of the work still to be done.
“Let us recommit ourselves, with humility, hope, and understanding, to working together in order to more fully realize Dr. King’s dream of a world where individuals are judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin, and one in which America’s promise of equality and limitless opportunity is available to all.”