Today we CELEBRATE and HONOR the birth and the memory of a man known as and remembered as the FACE of the civil rights movement of the 50s and 60s! A movement that sought to tear down the walls of reconstruction and Jim Crow that perpetuated segregation 100 years after emaciation! Walls that were deliberately built NOT to enhance UNITY but to perpetuate disunity and partitioning.
We celebrate a man who was an inspirational speaker! A linguist and orator whose words, 50 years after his death, continue to inspire us! A man whose words inspired a whole generation of peaceful activists, some of whom gave the ultimate sacrifice for the cause. The cause of justice and equality.
Today we honor a man who was a change agent who, through peaceful means, brought about change to all our lives. Not only in this country but in the world. A man who lead the fight for the civil, economic, and human rights for those downtrodden, oppressed, poor and hungry AND in doing so raised our collective conscious and lifted us all up.
A man who had a DREAM! A dream for a people, for all people, for our Country. A dream that all people were born with certain unalienable rights. That we were ALL equal under the laws of this nation! All equal no matter our socioeconomic status, our nation of birth, our educational background, or our health status. All equal no matter the god we pray to, or whether we choose to pray, and no matter who we love. A dream that a person was judged NOT by the color of their skin but by their character!
Today the Hillsborough County Democratic Party celebrates the life and legacy of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hillsborough County Democratic Party
Today’s Democratic Party is the party of Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and Barack Obama. Americans from all walks of life believe in the values shared by our great Democratic leaders – past, present and future. Our party stands for the core principles of justice, fairness and opportunity such that all Americans have the right to their American Dream: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Our Party leads the fight for civil rights, voting rights, health care, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, workers' rights, women's rights, LGBTA rights, equal pay for equal work, job creation and the middle class. We continue to fight for and protect these and other great achievements currently under assault.
We believe in:
- Raising the minimum wage to $15
- Health care for all
- Affordable college education
- Immigration reform with a path to citizenship
- A woman’s right to choose and make her own health care decisions
- Keeping jobs in America
- Ending institutional racism in our county
- Expanding the middle class
The Democratic Party believes there is a time, place and need for good but not excessive government. Our policies give every American a fair shot at the American Dream. We do not stand for policies that only work for the 1% but instead we advocate policies that work for all Americans regardless of race, color, ethnicity, sexual identity, gender, religion, educational level or income bracket. We are truly THE BIG TENT party and champions of the middle class.