Congressman Lowenthal Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Presidential Inauguration
On Monday, January 21, the nation will observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the public inauguration of President Barack Obama to his second term in office. Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) issued the following statement regarding the two events:
Congressman Lowenthal also drew a very straight line between the efforts of Dr. King and President Barack Obama's inauguration.
"If you step back and think about it, the inauguration is the continuation of a movement," Congressman Lowenthal said. "It highlights the fact that because of the efforts led by Dr. King and so many others, and because of that fight and championing of that struggle, we can celebrate the re-election of President Obama only weeks after the swearing in of the most diverse Congress in our nation's history." Congressman Lowenthal will be attending President Obama's second inauguration in Washington, D.C. on Monday.