Holder wasn’t the only government official with a presence at the NAN banquet however. The dinner opened with a video address from President Barack Obama, who paid homage to the work of the organization. “When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was marching for change his vision was one of a country that lived up to the promise of its founding documents,” said Obama. “Today, 45 years to the day Dr. King was struck down, it’s a vision the National Action Network has carried on as your own.”
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