Dear Stakeholders, Partners and DC Residents,
And just like that, we start a new decade.
This month, we celebrate the heroic leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, a pioneering, an advocate and champion of human and civil rights. His vision, his dream and his ideals represent some of the best this country has to offer. Over the next decade and beyond, his ability to speak truth to power and endure hardships, violence and threats will continue to inspire.
I will personally draw inspiration to help guide me to set higher goals in 2020. Because even when the civil rights bill was passed in 1964, Dr. King did not rest. He continued to fight for marginalized groups and advocate for equal treatment and opportunities. Likewise, we must not rest. Even though DC is a model city for human rights protections, we can and must do more to ensure that all residents and guests in our city feel safeguarded against discrimination. From our survey on street harassment to our work with landlords, employers and schools and across all sectors of the District, Dr. King's legacy lives on through OHR.
I hope the holidays and New Year have renewed your spirits and energy. I am excited for this new year and what this new decade holds, especially knowing our community and agency partners, stakeholders and dedicated staff area ready to take on any challenges that may arise.
From myself and all of us at OHR, I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year!
Yours in service,