Monday, December 17, 2007

State $$ for an MLK memorial?

Saw this while I was reading some potential tax legialstion: State Sen. Valencia Seay wants Georgia to put some tax money toward a Washington D.C. memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

From the pre-filed legislation:
WHEREAS, Maryland with its donation of half a million dollars, not Dr. King´s home state of Georgia, was the first state to contribute funds to the memorial with governmental entities such as the District of Columbia; Denver, Colorado; Santa Cruz, California; and Berkeley, California also making contributions; and

WHEREAS, it is only fitting and proper that Georgia through its contributions ensures that the life and memory of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are so honored with a national memorial as such tributes are invaluable forums for remembering what Dr. King´s courageous legacy has meant and continues to mean for Georgia, the country, and the world.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE that the members of this body urge the Governor to contribute state funds for the building of the Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial and express their support of his efforts.

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