By Senators Hayner, Gaspard, Pelz, Vognild, Talmadge, Rasmussen and Sutherland


     WHEREAS, On this day we honor the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who confirmed the strength of our country and its dedication to the proposition that all people are created equal and endowed by their Creator with the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; and


     WHEREAS, Dr. King understood that this nation yearns for a new birth of freedom and led us all through the valley of the shadow of injustice to the mountaintop of that freedom, to the mountaintop of truth to our ideals, and to the mountaintop of fidelity to our principles; and


     WHEREAS, Dr. King understood the word of God, he knew that justice must overcome injustice, peace must overcome violence, and love must overcome hate;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate hereby restates its dedication to work towards fulfillment of the legacy of hope left to us by Martin Luther King and to the pursuit of the principles of love, hope, peace, freedom and equality.


I, Gordon A. Golob, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1991-8605,

adopted by the Senate January 21, 1991.





Secretary of the Senate