Biden congratulated Americans on the 59th anniversary of the March on Washington

Biden congratulated Americans on the 59th anniversary of the March on Washington

President Joe Biden marked the 59th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s historic march on Washington on Sunday, where he made a call to fight for equal opportunity for all Americans in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

“As we move through another watershed moment in our nation’s history, I am proud that my administration is working every day to bring us closer to that dream,” the White House said in a statement. – “On my first day in office, I signed a historic executive order that advancing racial justice and equality should be a priority for the entire federal government, as well as another executive order on the anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’ mandating that my administration expand access to the sacred right to vote.”

Biden emphasized that the bipartisan Infrastructure Act passed by Congress laid the foundation for historic investments in communities that have too often been neglected or underserved, and his executive order on effective and accountable policing is designed to strengthen public safety and trust.

“But we still have much work to do,” President Biden stressed in a statement. – Nearly six decades later, this day reminds us … that each of us must participate in the painstaking work of improving our country. As John Lewis, the youngest speaker of the day, said, “Democracy is not a state. It is an action.”