For Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In honor of MLK Day, ONE member Kyle Talkington of Dallas, Texas wrote a Letter to the Editor and it was printed today in the Dallas News! 

-Kim Smith

Today our nation celebrates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We recognize a man who not only believed in social justice, but a man who proved that when Americans believe in and truly desire something, we are willing to take great risks, share resources and spur each other on to reach that goal.

Social justice works toward the realization of a world where all possess basic human rights and equal opportunity to access societal benefits such as clean water, proper health care, and education. As Dr. King said, “All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.”

I am one of over 100,000 Texans and 2.4 million Americans who have joined ONE, a grass-roots movement of people who believe in the opportunity to end extreme poverty in our own time. The birthday of Dr. King reminds me that much remains to be done both inside and outside of our nation’s borders.

Kyle Talkington, Dallas