Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) released the follow statement in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

“We celebrate this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by remembering his courage and honoring his legacy of hope.  He was a once in a lifetime figure that changed the mindset of a nation and his work continues to inspire us today." 

"On this important day, we need to remind ourselves that Dr. King's dream has not yet been fully achieved and we must continue to work toward full equality for all people. In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., let us also remember to challenge one another to have compassion for all and fight to rid our communities of discrimination of any form."