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January 17, 2018
"We must take on this challenge to close the gaps that still exist in our schools, our childcare systems, our healthcare systems, employment, women's rights, financial institutions, and in our criminal justice system. We must aggressively support quality education for every child, strengthen our civil liberties, and assure social justice. The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lives within each of us, in my heart forever and we are responsible to promote, teach, and live the American Dream he talked about. As Dr. King said, 'Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. This is no time for apathy or complacency; this is a time for positive and vigorous action,'" said Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee, speaking during resolutions for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (K744)