Senator Michael Bennet issues statement in honor of Martin Luther King Day

Today, United States Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement in regards to Martin Luther King Day.

“We honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his commitment to ending injustice wherever it exists. He inspired us with a message of peace, a dream of equality, and vision of a nation whose people share common hopes and common aspirations.

“In the wake of the tragic shooting in Tucson, this day serves as a much-needed reminder of Dr. King’s message. His legacy of peace and justice spur us to work together to fulfill our promise to leave behind more opportunity to the next generation.

“In these difficult times, we garner strength from the words of Dr. King, who said, ‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.’ And we remain committed to Dr. King’s vision for peace, for equality, and for a future where our kids and grandkids thrive.”

Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.

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