The Grayson County Democratic Party is proud to announce that we will be participating again this year in the Martin Luther King Parade in Sherman.
Sat, Jan 19, 2019 at noon.
Lineup at 400 S. Travis St, near downtown Sherman, starting around 11:00 am.
Bring your church van, motorcycle, new car, classic car, or bicycle and participate in the parade. Bring identity signs for your vehicle or to carry if you walk in the parade [eg, Proud to be a Democrat, Celebrate Dr. King, etc]. Wear your GCDP t-shirt. Ron will bring the GCDP banners, so we need folks to march with those.
All churches, civic and social groups, and members of the public are welcome. The parade route begins at 400 S. Travis Street and will go north to Brockett and proceed eastward to Austin College. A service will follow in Mabee Hall in the Wright Campus Center of Austin College at 1301 E. Brockett. Student speaker Reggie Evans ‘19 of Austin College will deliver a speech in celebration of the Civil Rights leader.
The Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. is an American hero who dedicated his life to moving our country closer to living up to our ideals. As a courageous organizer and compassionate faith leader, Dr. King spoke out on major challenges, advocating for the end of segregation, economic exploitation, and war. On the weekend of Martin Luther King Day, communities throughout the United States honor his legacy through service. We must strive to honor Dr. King by ensuring that the victories he made possible – for equality, for health care, for justice, for peace, for voting rights and workers’ rights – are not diluted by legislation or eroded by apathy. Dr. King taught us that, together, we have the power to triumph over adversity.
Fifty years after his leadership helped bring about the Voting Rights Act, Dr. King’s insistence that the ballot is vital to strengthening our democracy renews the urgency with which Democrats continue the fight to restore key portions of this historic law and advocate for equality of opportunity for all.