To commemorate the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Senator Rosalind Osgood (D-Tamarac) released the following statement:
“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at 6:05 pm, on this day, 55 years ago. Dr. King was 39 years old when he was killed by a single shot in the face. As we continue to mourn the loss of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we must continue working to make his dream a reality.
In his letter from the Birmingham Jail, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about the interrelatedness of all communities and states. He reminded us of the reality of our inescapable network of mutuality that ties us all together in a single garment of destiny. “Whatever affects one of us affects all of us indirectly.” We should all be highly disturbed by the recent gross unjust treatment of Blacks, Jews, Muslims, Members of the LGBTQ+ community, and Immigrants, the attacks on our religious institutions, the ramped gun violence, and the increase in suicides.
Howard Thurman heavily influenced Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and showed how we have a moral obligation to confront the evils facing our society. We must ensure that Dr. King’s living and dying were not in vain. We must continue to fight for justice, liberty, and freedom for all with a nonviolent response.
I encourage everyone to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today by requesting your vote-by-mail ballot. As Dr. King gave his life for the voting rights of African-Americans, voting is a proven way to effectuate change. Voting is a solid nonviolent solution.”