In light of the recent rulings by the Supreme Court, we at OCOM want to reiterate our belief that everyone has the right to liberty and equity. When society denies those rights to any group, we are all hurt and we all suffer.

Historically, societal improvement rarely follows a smooth and linear progression. In the face of such setbacks, let us hold on to our defining values and continue to strive for our ideals.

Through our values and our five-year strategic plan, OCOM is committed to working to enhance social justice through its commitment to inclusive and diverse access to education, employment, and health care — now more than ever.

Together, let us continue to work constructively towards a brighter and more equitable future for all.

— OCOM President, Philip H. Lundberg