Tracey Edwards Reflects on Martin Luther King’s March
This week, as I watch the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington, it has given me the opportunity to reflect on the progress we’ve made in our country.
While I recognize that there are still many things to do to ensure that everyone has the same opportunities to get a great education and a good job, to buy a house in a safe neighborhood, and raise a family in a great town like Huntington, As a candidate in 2013 running for office, it is a tribute to all of us that residents are not focused on the color of my skin, they are asking my ideas to make their lives and the lives of their children and grandchildren better. Now, that is progress!
When you take a step back and read the “I have a dream speech”, you remember that we all have the same goals:
” All Men (and women) would be guaranteed the inalienable rights to life, liberty, and freedom” and
“We’re in this together,” rather than “You’re on your own”.
The differences should be about how you get there.
My goal in this election season and beyond is to keep focused on doing what is best for the community and everyone who lives here. That is the end game. Huntington is a great town and this week is a good reminder for me and I hope to others that all of our dreams are achievable when we all work together.