Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:
“There was no fiercer advocate for equality than Martin Luther King Jr. Despite daunting challenges, he never stopped fighting and his legacy continues to inspire millions of Americans today. As we honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we must recognize that his dream to provide equality and opportunity to every American still has not been reached. Zip codes and incomes too often dictate one’s ability to access high-quality education, affordable healthcare, and good-paying employment opportunities, and the right to vote continues to be threatened for many Americans . To truly honor Dr. King’s dream, our country must come together and recommit ourselves to continue the fight for equality by reducing income inequality and expanding economic opportunities for all.