Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service - January 20, 2020
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
January 20, 2020
WHEREAS, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. devoted his life to advancing equality, social justice, and opportunity for all, and challenged all Americans to participate in the never-ending work of building a more perfect union; and,
WHEREAS, Dr. King’s teachings can continue to guide and inspire us in addressing challenges in our communities; and,
WHEREAS, the King Holiday and Service Act, enacted in 1994, designated the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday as a national day of a volunteer service, and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort; and,
WHEREAS, since 1994 millions of Americans have been inspired by the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. to serve their neighbors and communities on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service; and,
WHEREAS, serving on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is an appropriate way to honor Dr. King, meet local and national needs, bring our citizens together, and strengthen our communities and nation; and,
WHEREAS, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is the only federal holiday commemorated as a national day of service, and offers an opportunity for Americans to give back to their communities on the holiday and make an ongoing commitment to service throughout the year; and,
WHEREAS, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service projects are being organized by a wide range of nonprofit and community organizations, educational institutions, public agencies, private businesses, and other organizations across the nation; and,
WHEREAS, each of us can and must contribute to making our communities better with increased opportunity for all our citizens, and,
WHEREAS, citizens of Curry County have the opportunity to participate in events throughout the City of Clovis on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, January 20, 2020, as well as create and implement community service projects where they identify the need;
NOW, THEREFORE, We, the Board of Commissioners of Curry County, New Mexico do hereby proclaim January 20, 2020 as the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday as a Day of Service in Curry County and call upon the people of Curry County to pay tribute to the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through participation in community service projects on Martin Luther King Day and throughout the year.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and cause the seal of the County of Curry to be affixed this
14th day of January, 2020.