Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rights Day of Service unanimously voted in by City Council

Posted at 7:05 PM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 20:23:20-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Corpus Christi City Council will officially recognize Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Right’s Day of Service.

The U.S. has recognized the day every Jan. 20 since 1986.

"The MLK Day of Service inspires hundreds of thousands of Americans to come together to serve their community," says the National and Community Service website. "Citizens in all 50 states deliver meals, refurbish schools and community centers, and collect food and clothing."

Councilwoman Paulette Guajardo motioned the vote and Councilman Greg Smith seconded the motion on Jan. 14. The council then proceeded to unanimously vote the day to be recognized here in Corpus Christi.

"President Reagan first recognized this day and it is important that Corpus Christi do the same," Guajardo posted after the vote. "I want to thank the many community leaders and residents who spoke before the council voicing in unison the values we hold as a community."

Corpus Christi will recognize the day this Monday.