Congressman Eric Cantor (VA-7) today participated in a ceremony with House and Senate leaders marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington:
"Fifty years ago, Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., Congressman John Lewis, and countless Americans marched to our nation's capital with hopes of a brighter future for all Americans. Their collective dream united Americans with a common purpose and helped transform our nation into a beacon of opportunity and equality for all. My experience with John Lewis earlier this year in Selma, Alabama as well as today's ceremony observing the anniversary of the March on Washington are important reminders of the civil rights struggles that so many Americans have endured throughout our nation's history. Honoring these sacrifices, we reaffirm our commitment to continuing the fight for a better tomorrow and greater opportunity for all Americans."