Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speaking.  (Photo By Julian Wasser//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Today, we honor his life and legacy.

Dr. King was in Memphis to join a march in solidarity with striking sanitation workers. The men demanded fair wages and workplace conditions. King was outspoken about the connection between racial justice and economic justice. In the final months of his life, he launched the Poor People’s Campaign. His vision was rooted in the belief that all people should have what they need to support themselves and their families.

That struggle continues today. Through our One Fair Wage campaign and Sanctuary Restaurants Movement, ROC-United stands with workers and their allies to demand fair wages and workplace conditions for America’s most vulnerable workers, including its 12 million restaurant workers.

In the words of Dr. King, “all labor has dignity.” We hope you’ll join our efforts to forge an America where all of us have a seat at the table.