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He certainly would have approved of Jayapal

Throughout my life, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has been a deep inspiration. The trail he blazed — and his courage — made it possible for me, as a 16-year-old immigrant, to come to America and pursue my version of the American dream, and now to serve as the first Indian American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Dr. King put his life on the line for justice. If he were still with us during these trying times, he would be marching alongside us — pushing to raise the minimum wage and eradicate poverty, ensure healthcare for all, resist militarism, and combat racism.

Today, Dr. King’s fight is still our fight. And that’s why I’m sharing this news with you today: I will not be attending the State of the Union on January 30.

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