Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr.  King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law.

The national Martin Luther King Day of Service was started by former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Harris Wofford and Atlanta Congressman John Lewis, who co-authored the King Holiday and Service Act. The federal legislation challenges Americans to transform the King Holiday into a day of citizen action volunteer service in honor of Dr. King. The federal legislation was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on August 23, 1994. Since 1996, the annual Greater Philadelphia King Day of Service.  has been the largest event in the nation honoring Dr. King. In honor of MLK, volunteers across the country donate their time to make a difference on this day.

Explore the mlkday.gov site to learn more about MLK Day and how you can participate.

1/13/17 Presidential Proclamation — Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2017

 

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13 thoughts on “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2017

  1. WH

    Sunday, January 15, 2017

    All Times Eastern

    Vice President Biden meets with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko
    Bankova, Kyiv, Ukraine

    Vice President Biden holds a press conference with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko
    Bankova, Kyiv, Ukraine

    Vice President Biden meets with Prime Minister Groysman of Ukraine
    Bankova, Kyiv, Ukraine

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

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  2. MLK Day

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr.  King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law.

    The national Martin Luther King Day of Service was started by former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Harris Wofford and Atlanta Congressman John Lewis, who co-authored the King Holiday and Service Act. The federal legislation challenges Americans to transform the King Holiday into a day of citizen action volunteer service in honor of Dr. King. The federal legislation was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on August 23, 1994. Since 1996, the annual Greater Philadelphia King Day of Service.  has been the largest event in the nation honoring Dr. King. In honor of MLK, volunteers across the country donate their time to make a difference on this day.

    Explore the mlkday.gov site to learn more about MLK Day and how you can participate.

    • January 17, 2017

      Remarks by Vice President Joe Biden With Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

      Bankova
      Kyiv, Ukraine

      THE VICE PRESIDENT: Mr. President, I may have to call you once every couple weeks just to hear your voice. (Laughter.) This has been going on a long time.

      Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a great, pleasure to be once more here in Kyiv to reaffirm the depth of the partnership between our two peoples. This is my sixth visit to Ukraine as Vice President and my fifth in the year since the Revolution of Dignity on the Maidan, which was an astounding thing to witness when so many Ukrainian patriots stood up and demanded a future that this country has been too long denied.

      And I wanted to come here one more time on my last trip as Vice President to honor how much progress the people of Ukraine have achieved. This year marks the 25th year since Ukraine gained its independence. And the United States has been there to support and help you at every step of the way. Our partnership has spanned four different American Presidents from across our political spectrum. It has deep roots in both the Republican and Democratic parties.

      As you saw a few weeks ago when two of my good friends from “the other side” — former Senate colleagues John McCain and Lindsey Graham and Amy Klobuchar, of my party — visited with Ukrainian troops on the front lines in the east.

      And that’s because Americans and Ukrainians are united by deep bonds — our shared values and our common hopes for the future. And the American people, including nearly 1 million proud Ukrainian Americans, understand that so much depends on your success, not just for Ukrainians, but for Europe and for the United States.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/17/remarks-vice-president-joe-biden-ukrainian-president-petro-poroshenko

  3. WH

    Monday, January 16, 2017

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    7:00 AM
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    President Obama welcomes the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs to the White House
    East Room

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    2:35 PM
    President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama participate in a service project in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day; Jobs Have Priority Naylor Road Family Shelter, Washington

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    Vice President Joe Biden departs Ukraine for Davos, Switzerland

  4. January 16, 2017

    Remarks by the President Honoring the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs

    East Room

    1:40 P.M. EST

    THE PRESIDENT: They said this day would never come. (Laughter and applause.) Here is something none of my predecessors ever got a chance to say: Welcome to the White House the World Series Champion, Chicago Cubs! (Applause.)

    Now, I know you guys would prefer to stand the whole time, but sit down.

    I will say to the Cubs: It took you long enough. I mean, I’ve only got four days left. You’re just making it under the wire. (Laughter.)

    Now, listen, I made a lot of promises in 2008. We’ve managed to fulfill a large number of them. But even I was not crazy enough to suggest that during these eight years we would see the Cubs win the World Series. But I did say that there’s never been anything false about hope. (Laughter and applause.) Hope — the audacity of hope.

    PARTICIPANT: Yes, we can!

    THE PRESIDENT: Yes, we can.

    Now, listen, for those of you from Chicago who have known me a long time, it is no secret that there’s a certain South Side team that has my loyalty. For me, the drought hasn’t been as long. We had the ’85 Bears; we had the the Bulls’ run in the ‘90s. I’ve hosted the Blackhawks a number of times. The White Sox did win just 11 years ago with Ozzie and Konerko and Buerhle. So I can’t claim that I have the same visceral joy of some in this White House. (Laughter.)

    But FLOTUS is a lifelong Cubs fan. (Applause.) And I will tell you, she had to go to another event, but in eight years that I’ve been here — I told the team this — in the eight years that I’ve been here, we’ve hosted at least 50 teams — football, basketball, baseball, soccer, you name it — Michelle has never come to a single event celebrating a champion until today. (Applause.) And she came and shook hands, and met with every one of these members of the Cubs organization, and told a story about what it meant for her to be able to see them win, because she remembers coming home from school and her dad would be watching a Cubs game, and the bond and the family, the meaning that the Cubs had for her in terms of connecting with her father and why it meant so much for her. And I almost choked up listening to it. And it spoke, I think, to how people feel about this organization, and that it’s been passed on generation after generation, and it’s more than sports.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/16/remarks-president-honoring-world-series-champion-chicago-cubs

  5. Sunday, Jan. 15
    *  #DisruptJ20 has direct action training camp, learn more

    Sunday, Jan 15, the 88th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Interfaith Moral Action on Climate is organizing a spiritual assembly and walk to the White House.

    Wednesday, Jan. 18
    * Build and Resist: Climate Convergence and Action at the Inauguration and Earth2Trump Roadshow of Resistance. The Climate Justice Alliance also plans trainings and mobilization.

    Thursday, Jan. 19
    * Take action in the morning at FERC to Resist Trump’s FERC

    Anti-inaugural Ball, The New Yorker Hotel, New York, NY, 6:30PM – 9:30PM

    Anti-inaugural Ball, Magic City Casino, Miami, FL, 7:00pm – 10:00 pm

    Inauguration Day, Friday, Jan. 20
    * #Disrupt J20 has a Facebook page. In addition, numerous permitted rallies and nonviolent civil disobedience are planned

    Anti-inaugural Ball, BIMBO’S, San Francisco, CA, 7:30pm – 1:00 am

    Saturday, Jan. 21
    * The Women’s March on Washington will begin at Independence Ave and 3rd St. SW.

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