Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Jan 17, 2016
Press Release

ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement in advance of the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, January 18, 2016.

“As we commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we remember to work for a future brighter than the past, filled with the opportunities that give our nation so much promise. Dr. King envisioned a world where all are created equal, but his dream has only begun to be realized.

“In order to make Dr. King’s dream a reality, we must all continue to strive toward a future free from discrimination, full of opportunity, devoid of homelessness, and with equal access to education so Americans can live up to their God-given potential. When we stand up against inequity, we work for a future filled with greater promise, and a reality with greater justice for all.

“Dr. King lived, and eventually gave, his life refusing to stand silent in the face of adversity and turmoil. He once said, ‘Faith is sometimes taking the first step without seeing the full staircase.’ Dr. King helped us to take the first steps toward equality, we must help to finish building the staircase of justice and equal opportunity for all.”