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Letter to the Editor: Presidential Inauguration a Reflection of MLK's Dream

A letter to the editor.

To The Editor:

This Monday, I would like to wish all the people of Peekskill a very happy Martin Luther King Day and also congratulate President Obama on his Inauguration.  I look forward to spending the holiday volunteering and participating in MLK Day events.  Along with this, I will pause at 11:30 a.m. on Monday and join millions of people in watching our President be sworn in for a second term.

The President’s reelection represents a positive step we've made towards fulfilling Dr. King's ‘Dream’ for our country.  Today, like in days past, we struggle for social equality.  There is disparity in how women and men are treated in the work place, and questions remain as to what reflects a fair wage for a day's work.  Issues of marriage equality and access to health care continue to reflect this same struggle.  Yes, there is much work to be done.  And yes, it will be difficult.  But I am inspired by the progress around us and I know that we are on the path to Dr. King’s Promised Land.

Sincerely,

Darren Rigger

Peekskill Common Council

leesther brown January 20, 2013 at 03:39 PM
If that's so,the why Pray tell is the Mayor and Council scheduled to meet on "MLK" day.?!! http://www.cityofpeekskill.com/sites/default/files/agendas/agenda_012113_special_cow.pdf Stop" frontin'" you don't mean none of what you say.....all of you need to step down immediately...#culprits
Teleman January 21, 2013 at 12:55 PM
It was amazing how were were told that the election of this president would bring this country together- and that electing a black president would be the final closer in the countrys' supposed racial divide. This president has been the most racially divisive president in recent history, the economy continuing to bomb, disastrous health care law and records being set every few months for food stamps and social security disability filings- what will be left at the end of the next 4 years?
Teleman January 21, 2013 at 12:56 PM
I think I should have answered my own question- at the end of 4 years, it will still be bushs fault.

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