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Rep. McNerney Honors the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with Celebration and Service

Jan 15, 2018
Press Release
Encourages Others to Volunteer in Their Communities

Antioch, CA – Today, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) joined community members in commemorating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at Deer Valley High School in Antioch, CA.

“Dr. King dedicated his life to creating transformative and lasting change through his service in our communities,” said Congressman McNerney. “He spoke powerfully, calling others to action, and left a legacy that has encouraged our nation to build upon his progress. Throughout the month of January, we remember and pay tribute to his life through our own acts of service. Whether it’s cleaning up a local park, volunteering at a shelter, or assisting the seniors in our community, I encourage everyone to answer this call to service.”

The Congressman has made it a tradition to volunteer, and call on others to volunteer, as a way to highlight the importance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy of service.

On Wednesday, January 24th, Congressman McNerney will deliver meals to seniors in the community with the Antioch Meals on Wheels program. The Congressman will also spend some time in Stockton on Friday, January 26th, where he will help serve nutritious meals to members of the community.

“I have the privilege of serving California’s 9th Congressional District in the halls of Congress,” said Congressman McNerney. “It is truly an honor to be able to join those who give back to our community every day. I look forward to serving with the staff and volunteers next week, and I encourage everyone to volunteer in honor of Dr. King’s commitment to improving the lives of others.”

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Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.