MADISON-Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate on the occasion of the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday.

"In his last speech before he was slain, Martin Luther King., Jr., spoke of the power of nonviolent protest by people who face the cynical idea that they must accept injustice and bow down before power. "We are determined to be people-we are saying that we are God's children," Dr. King said in rejoinder to this notion.

Today, we are on the eve of a great expression of people who merely want to be treated justly and come together to, as Rev. King asked, project the "I" into the "thou.""

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