Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


January 15, 2024

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

This weekend, we commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As a stalwart of the civil rights movement, Dr. King gave his life to promoting racial equality and justice for minority communities across the country. He was also a tremendous advocate for working people, who fought for fair wages, safe working conditions, and security in retirement.

Among Dr. King’s most important achievements was his influence on the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which ensured that no federal, state, or local government could in any way impede Americans from voting because of their race or ethnicity.

As you know, 2024 is a significant election year that will shape the future of our democracy. The right to vote is a critical freedom that many, including Dr. King, fought valiantly to secure for all American citizens. Today, we find ourselves confronting renewed challenges to voting rights, making it imperative that we stand united in defense of this fundamental democratic principle.

In the spirit of Dr. King’s commitment to justice, I urge you to actively engage in efforts to protect and expand voting rights. Stay informed about legislation and initiatives related to voting rights, participate in advocacy efforts, and encourage your colleagues to do the same. Together, we can contribute to a more just and equitable society.

As your union president, I am proud of the diversity within our membership and the strength that comes from our collective commitment to the values Dr. King championed. Let us continue to work together to build a more just and equitable society, both within our workplaces and beyond.

In solidarity,

Randy Erwin
National President
National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM)