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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued a video message celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ahead of the holiday honoring him on Monday, January 15th.

Full video transcript included below:

“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of the greatest figures in our nation’s history.

“When Dr. King visited Charleston 64 years ago this month, his message, principles, and display of courage in the face of discrimination inspired countless individuals in our state.

“His tireless advocacy for justice and equality transformed and inspired our entire nation for the better, and still motivates all of us today.

“Every day, we have the opportunity to continue Dr. King’s legacy by working towards a more perfect union— to come together to preserve and expand the American Dream for West Virginians and all Americans.

“I hope all of you will join me in celebrating the remarkable life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a true champion of equality, justice, and peace.”