FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 5, 2013
Contact: Jeff Reading, Office of the Mayor-elect
(206) 684-3952, Jeff.Reading@Seattle.gov
Murray: Mandela will live on “as a peer of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King”
SEATTLE – Seattle Mayor-elect Ed Murray today issued the following statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela:
“Today the world mourns the loss of a great moral leader.
“Nelson Mandela was one of humanity’s brightest lights, and his example of the essential goodness that we are all capable of will continue to shine long after today.
“Few people have lived in such a way that their names become synonymous with the overcoming of oppression, with the simple truth of the dignity of humanity, with peace. Nelson Mandela lived such a life, and inspired millions along the way – myself included among the many.
“Today, we mourn the loss of a great leader, but we also commemorate his tremendous contributions to the global community, knowing that Nelson Mandela will now forever live in history as a peer to Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King.”