Today, Iowa Democratic Party Vice Chair June Owens released the following statement in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr:

“Although it may not feel like it sometimes, we have made incredible strides in the decades since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired a generation to claim their share of the American Dream.

At the same time, we know that Iowa Democrats must continually strive to do more. Like Dr. King, we must be vigilant in our mission to realize our nation’s values, including the notion that we all created equally, in our nation’s laws and leadership. And we will only achieve this if we lead by example, which is why today the Iowa Democratic Party is renewing our commitment to elevating diverse voices in our leadership and improving outreach to communities of color in every corner of our state.

We also know that we don’t have the market cornered on good ideas about how to accomplish this. Have a suggestion? We’d love to hear from you. Submit your feedback here.”