CDP Chairman Rick Palacio’s Statement on President Obama’s Inauguration

Following the ceremonial swearing in of President Obama and Vice President Biden for a second term, Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio released the following statement:

“For all of today’s pomp and pageantry, President Obama’s call for all of us to engage in our democracy is a reminder that our inaugural ceremonies are made possible because regular people across the country made their voices heard in last November’s elections. Indeed, today we also commemorate a southern preacher who was determined to make a more just and equal country, leading a movement that did just that. As our leaders renew their efforts to tackle the challenges of today, we must all participate in the best traditions of our democracy.”