Harmsworth joins House lawmakers to honor civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Legislator: Rep. Mark Harmsworth
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In Olympia, the House paused in its business Monday to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. John Sattgast reports.

SATTGAST: On what would have been Dr. King’s 88th birthday, House members commemorated the date with a resolution honoring King and his message of compassion and non-violence.

In his floor remarks, 44th District State Representative Mark Harmsworth paid tribute to King’s enduring legacy.

HARMSWORTH: “In 1967, Dr. King was in a school in Philadelphia. And he was speaking with a student body and encouraging them to think about their future. And he said to them, ‘You need a blueprint for your life!’  And I sit down with my kids and I look back on history. And I look back on all the leaders that we’ve had to look to, like Dr. King and the examples that they’ve given us. And these men stood up and they fought, and they represented people when they couldn’t represent themselves. And that’s what I instill in my kids. I say, ‘What is it that you’re going to do today to help others? How are you going to stand and fight for somebody else who cannot fight for themselves. And that is my encouragement to us here.”

SATTGAST: Mill Creek Republican Mark Harmsworth. In Olympia, I’m John Sattgast.

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