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Statement by CFO Sink regarding the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

1/15/2007

CONTACT:
Tara Klimek or Jeff Takacs
(850) 413-2842
 
TALLAHASSEE—While attending the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Rally at the state Capitol in Tallahassee, Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink Monday offered the following statement in honor of Martin Luther King Day:
 
"While we pause today to observe Martin Luther King Day in Florida and throughout the United States, we should reflect on the impact Dr. King's legacy has had on our society.
 
"Dr. King's inner strength led a movement of men and women to outwardly express the inequalities that existed in our society.  His charisma and passion sparked a flame that burns brightly to this day as our society continues to fight against the evils of prejudice and discrimination.
 
"When others were silent, Dr. King spoke up.  When others were trying to find their footing, Dr. King stood up.  And when others watched idly by, Dr. King marched for equality.
 
"I believe that the most valuable lesson Dr. King taught us is that each and every one of us can bring about change in our society if we dare to dream."
 
As a statewide elected officer of the Florida Cabinet, Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink oversees the Department of Financial Services, a multi-division state agency responsible for management of state funds and unclaimed property, assisting consumers who request information and help related to financial services, and investigating financial fraud. Sink also serves as the State Fire Marshal.