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Governor Cuomo Makes Statement on Dr. King's Memory

Written By Editor on 1/16/17 | 1/16/17

Today, we honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., celebrate his life, and reflect on his unrelenting commitment to justice for all.

While we have made tremendous progress, the truth is that the battle for justice is not over. It is an ongoing struggle, and there is much more that we have yet to do. Now more than ever, it is incumbent upon us to continue Dr. King’s crusade for equal rights.

New York must lead the way and that’s why I proposed the New York Promise Agenda. This new plan will advance principles of social justice, affirm New York’s progressive values, and set a national standard for protections against all forms of discrimination.

This sweeping, unprecedented set of initiatives will reform the criminal justice system. We still have a judicial system that is supposed to be blind, but that all too often finds the scales of justice tipped by resources or race.

In the coming months, as part of our New York Promise Agenda, I will advance important reforms that will result in a criminal justice system more just than it is today.

Find out more about the New York Promise Agenda, as we hold the torch high to light the way toward opportunity.

As I join New Yorkers in honoring the legacy of Dr. King, may we all work together to continue his march toward a brighter, fairer, more united future for us all.
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