WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today issued the following statement in celebration of Martin Luther King Day:

"Forty-six years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. came to Washington D.C. and talked about having a dream -- a dream of a better future for all of us. Tomorrow is a major down-payment on that dream. There can be no more fitting way to honor Dr. King's birth and his legacy of fighting for social justice than by celebrating the swearing-in of our nation's first African-American president. Tomorrow is a celebration of hope, change, and renewed promise. Tomorrow, would not be possible were it not for Dr. King."