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Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Working families across the United States are celebrating the historic bond of labor and civil rights as part of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance.

In Philadelphia, working families came together and participated in an inauguration watch party for President Obama's second term. 

Follow live updates from the party from the AFL-CIO Twitter account

Today marks the last day of the annual AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance and conference, We Are One: Workers’ Rights and Civil Rights, which took place on the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington that rallied hundreds of thousands of people to call for jobs and freedom.

At the opening of the conference, AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker said:

The tools of our opponents are many…voter suppression laws, gerrymandering, political attacks like those against women’s rights and immigrant rights, LGBT rights and assaults on the poor, on our youth and on America’s people of color.

But, my friends, within our struggle for the American Dream, for Dr. King’s dream, for your dream and my dream…within that struggle…within that crucible…we grow stronger, and we grow together.

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