We Are All One Humanity – Happy MLK Day

"We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Those were the words of Dr. King, expressing the connection we have to each other as humans. As we remember his life, I am reminded that we are certainly interwoven and that we rise and fall together as Americans. In this moment in time we can realize my vision of “Soaring to New Heights” if we stay unified and climb and soar together. The simple question we must all ask ourselves is “Am I my brother’s keeper?” We know as federal employees that the answer is a resounding – Yes, I am.

On Monday, January 21, 2019, Federally Employed Women (FEW) commemorates the birthday and national holiday of an American civil rights leader and hero, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I encourage every American to take the time to remember his life, his achievements, and the huge influence he made in the American Civil Rights Movement. His life is a demonstration of how one life can make a profound impact on humanity. Dr. King taught us that we are stronger together than we are apart; standing in unity.

As federal employees experiencing this furlough firsthand, we can use Dr. King’s life as an inspiration and example for us to follow. As National President, I hear the stories and the sacrifices that have to be made. The choice of whether to feed your family, pay your bills, which medication to purchase, childcare and more. I can assure you that FEW will serve as an advocate for federal workers in the struggle for the end of the unjust government shutdown. Please continue to share your stories and we will continue to speak up on the behalf of all of us.

Again, happy birthday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. FEW shall never forget you for your visionary leadership and service for the greater good of humanity and a greater future for the next generations.

Soaring to New Heights,
Karen M. Rainey
National President