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State Leaders Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) celebrate Martin Luther King's legacy at the Statehouse.

U.S. Sens. Joe Donnelly and Todd Young say they’re working to continue Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy as they try to spread his message of love and unity.

Attendance at the annual event to celebrate Dr. King’s life was perhaps a bit dampened by adverse weather outside. But speakers inside the Statehouse said that didn’t diminish the importance of their message. Sen. Young (R-Ind.) borrowed what he calls one of his favorite King phrases, saying we should all be “custodians of hope.”

“Today and every day let’s honor Dr. King’s legacy by coming together as Hoosiers and as Americans and continuing to advocate for a fair playing field for everyone,” Young says.

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Sen. Donnelly (D-Ind.) says King’s legacy is still alive throughout Indiana.

“Every Hoosier says, ‘Look, we just want to make our state a better place. We want everybody to have a chance and the better my neighbor does, the better I do,’” Donnelly says.

Other statewide elected officials at the event included Gov. Eric Holcomb, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, and State Auditor Tera Klutz.

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