On this day, we remember how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. asked us to aspire to higher ideals.

January 18, 2021—Today, The Lincoln Project released a new video in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Dr. King taught us that our future is strongest when we embrace the value and character of all people,” said Reed Galen, co-founder of The Lincoln Project. “Less than two weeks ago, a confederate flag flew in the U.S. Capitol for the first time in history, reminding us all that racism is an acid that corrodes our republic and divides our nation. Let us all commit today to honoring Dr. King by answering his call to judge our fellow man not by the color of his skin, God he worships, or person he loves, but by his moral character and how he treats his fellow man.”

“Dr. King also taught us the importance of standing up to injustice during times of challenge and controversy,” said Tara Setmayer, Lincoln Project Senior Advisor. “That time is now.”



The Lincoln Project is a group of former Republicans who worked to defeat Donald J. Trump’s reelection and will continue to battle Trumpism in America.


There is no time for complacency.

There is no time for living room activism. Every day must be spent asking ourselves if we’re doing our part, if we’re doing enough to ensure that the grand idea called America continues.

Thank you for joining us in this fight.