Earlier this month, I marked the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death by journeying to the place where he was assassinated in Memphis, now the site of the National Civil Rights Museum.
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We have a lot of unfinished business related to justice, peace and human dignity. The best way to honor Dr. King's legacy is to step up and speak out. Are you registered to vote? Do you plan to vote in the primary on June 5th, and in the general election on November 6th?
People died so that we would have this opportunity to vote. But we can't stop there. Check your voter registration in California. Then urge your friends and family to get registered, and to cast their vote.
Get engaged and involved in our community: learn more about all the candidates and the issues, and inform others too. These elections are far too important for us to sit this one out. As Dr. King said and it is just as true today, "In the past, apathy was a moral failure. Today, it is a form of moral and political suicide."