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

"Let us celebrate the 29th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by honoring the principles Dr. King used to inspire millions towards justice, equality, and civil rights for all people regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or economic status.

"His legacy challenges us to remember that through compassion and service to our communities, we can have a society that provides equal opportunity for all individuals ready to achieve their dreams.

"The impact of Dr. King’s work will never be forgotten. His commitment to a more just society continues to inspire us all."