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San Francisco Mayor London Breed's Statement on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Lauds President Joe Biden's VP Choice Kamala Harris
January 18, 2021

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Monday, January 18, 2021

Contact: Mayor’s Office of Communications, mayorspressoffice@sfgov.org

 

 

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MAYOR LONDON BREED ON MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY

 

San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today issued the following statement regarding Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:

“Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and we recommit to the vision and courage he embodied. More than ever, as we emerge from this pandemic, we must move this country forward to fulfill the ideals he fought for with his every breath.  

This past year has been a painful reminder of the deep inequities that exist in our country. The pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities that have long existed for our African-American community. We are also living through the traumatic but inspiring movement for racial injustice born out of the murder of black men like George Floyd by law enforcement. But from all that pain springs hope for progress. Hope that we can push forward Dr. King’s vision step by step. That we can be relentless in doing the hard work to make real change for racial justice and economic justice. This must be at the forefront of everything we do as we lift ourselves up out of this pandemic. 

While we can never stop our work to push forward, this week we can all take a pause to reflect on what will be an incredible moment when we see the first African-American woman be sworn in as Vice President of this country. It’s hard to overstate what it will mean for so many of us when Kamala Harris takes the oath of office on Wednesday. Black women have long been the backbone of our push for justice and equality, but never has one been elevated in the way Kamala Harris will be on Wednesday. She is another step in the fulfillment of Dr. King’s Dream, and a reminder of what we can achieve when we commit ourselves to the work in his name.”

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