COLUMBUS – Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern issued the following statement as Ohioans prepare to mark the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:
"We mourn the passing but celebrate the historic life of Dr. King," Chairman Redfern said.
Across the state, Democrats are holding events to commemorate the life of Dr. King.
"On this day, we should take time to reflect upon Dr. King's dedication to non-violence. He was determined to bring civil rights reform to this country through an appeal for peace," Chairman Redfern said.
Chairman Redfern said Ohioans continue to embrace Dr. King's struggle for civil and human rights.
"We should not forget what brought the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis that fateful April day. It was the plight of sanitation workers, long ignored by those in power, seeking economic justice," Chairman Redfern said.