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Published: 19 January 2020

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on January 20, 2020, marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the civil rights leader’s life and legacy. 

Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. 

The Democratic Party of Oregon's Black Caucus encourages us all to give back by giving some of our time to a cause close to you. Find your day of service volunteer opportunity here. 

The MLK Day of Service inspires hundreds of thousands of Americans to come together to serve their community.

Citizens in all 50 states deliver meals, refurbish schools and community centers, and collect food and clothing.

Volunteers also recruit mentors, support job-seekers, build homes and provide other services for veterans and military families, and help citizens improve their financial literacy skills. 

Our nation’s leaders, including congressional members, governors, and mayors, honor Dr. King’s legacy through service projects, while addressing pressing community needs.

This day of service helps to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, address social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community."

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