Kaine honors MLK in Richmond
Tim Kaine, former Virginia governor and chairman of the Democratic National Committee, is in Richmond today to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Kaine will join Organizing for America-Virginia supporters and the Democratic Party of Virginia in helping provide donated clothing to Richmond's neediest families at the North Richmond YMCA.
OFA volunteers are holding community service events Monday across the country as part of a national effort to celebrate the work of King and answer his call to service.
"Today we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who championed civil rights and was a 'drum major' for justice; who stated that 'nonviolence is the only path to freedom' and lived that philosophy; who showed us that the way to a better future is to bring people, without regard to their skin color, into the mainstream of American life as quickly as possible; and who forged a path toward a country where people are judged on the content of their character,'' Kaine said in a statement.
| January 17, 2011; 11:10 AM ET
Categories: Anita Kumar, Timothy M. Kaine
Save & Share: Previous: Advocates for and against gun control to rally in Richmond on Monday
Next: Updated: Sons of Confederate Veterans criticize McDonnell, Allen
Posted by: mikefromArlington | January 17, 2011 11:29 AM | Report abuse