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Service Caucus Co-Chairs Price and Matsui Issue Call to Action Ahead of Martin Luther King National Day of Service

January 12, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman David Price (D-NC) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Co-Chairs of the National Congressional Service Caucus, made an appeal to Americans in communities across the United States to join them in participating in the Martin Luther King National Day of Service on Monday, January 15.

“As Dr. King said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” As we honor Dr. King’s legacy this weekend, I urge every American to recommit to his call for service. In giving back we not only achieve progress, but also celebrate our common humanity,” said Congresswoman Matsui

“On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we reflect on a movement that transformed our nation and celebrate the teachings of one of America’s greatest champions for equality and justice,” said Congressman Price. “This celebration also offers us an opportunity to reaffirm our collective commitment to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. As we gather with family and friends on this long weekend, let us join together and make a positive difference in our communities.”

About the Martin Luther King National Day of Service: In 1994 Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act to transform the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday into a national day of service.  Since then, millions of Americans have participated in volunteer activities, treating it as “a day on, not a day off.”  The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) -- the federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through programs like Senior Corps and AmeriCorps -- leads the National Call to Service initiative as well as the MLK Day of Service effort. 

For more on the MLK Day of Service, and to find service projects in your community, visit www.MLKday.gov.

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