For the past few years, I’ve dreamed small. My small dream was to convince the Connecticut General Assembly to amend a statute honoring a man who dreamed big.
Last year, Connecticut General Statute Chapter 2 Section 1-4 read “the first Monday occurring on or after January 15th as ‘Martin Luther King Day.’”
The Federal Holiday is the “Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.” U.S. Code Section 6103(a).
For three years, I argued on this blog that the legislature should amend Connecticut General Statute 1-4 to read “Martin Luther King, Jr. Day”. I went as far as submitting testimony to the General Assembly.
On June 12, 2012, in special session the General Assembly made exactly that change when it enacted Sp.Sess., P.A. 12-2, § 30.
Today for the first time that Connecticut is celebrating “Martin Luther King, Jr. Day”.