Dr. King would be proud of the coalition that we are building. The vast majority of our District and North Carolina recognize the need for equity, equality, and justice and we are working to accomplish that.
Dr. King once stated, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” As a public interest attorney who fights every day for our kids and families, I have seen the injustice firsthand. But I cannot bend that arc alone, it is going to take all of us working together to ensure equity, equality, justice, and opportunity reaches every Charlottean.
Today as we reflect Dr. King’s work, let us not forget that after every speech, Dr. King went to work. He marched, went into our schools, fought for worker’s wages and worker’s rights. He stood up against voting restrictions, unfair taxes and racist legislation and in 2018, we must do the same.
Together, we can be the change that we seek. We can be the proud Americans that Dr. King envisioned for us so many decades ago and today I am honored that I can reflect on his legacy, fight for you, and succeed with you.
Let’s get to work. #MLKDay