Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) today released the following statement in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:
January 18, 2016
“Martin Luther King, Jr. has inspired generations of Americans to thoughtfully challenge inequality. Dr. King wisely advised that injustice at any level of society requires our attention, and his work continues to guide us as we collectively work to address injustices in our community and throughout the world.
“Today, Dr. King’s legacy serves as a constant reminder that broad-based economic opportunity is necessary for our nation to continue to create the best and the brightest leaders. To achieve Dr. King’s vision, we must advocate for equitable access to education, take meaningful steps to fix our broken criminal justice system, provide affordable housing and transportation options and guarantee the right to vote for all Americans. By joining together as a nation to accomplish these common goals, we can truly honor Dr. King’s legacy as a civil rights leader and continue to encourage civic engagement among the diverse communities of our nation.”