At a gathering at a Chestnut Street home on Friday morning for the fifth stop on her Kitchen Table Tour, Katherine Clark took questions from voters about immigration, workplace bullying and financial reform. Credit: Clark for Congress Campaign.
Submitted by the Katherine Clark for Congress Campaign:
Katherine Clark joined a group of voters at a Kitchen Table Tour stop in Framingham to talk about issues that need to be on the table in Congress.
At a gathering at a Chestnut Street home on Friday morning for the fifth stop on her Kitchen Table Tour, she took questions from voters about immigration, workplace bullying, financial reform, and congressional gridlock.
Clark has also stopped in Lexington, Arlington, Cambridge and Revere during the tour and will have events throughout the Fifth Congressional District as she discusses her priority of going to Congress to stop Republican extremists from attacking women's rights and changing the conversation to creating jobs, increasing the minimum wage, improving our schools, and stopping the epidemic of gun violence.
Clark, a Democratic state senator from Melrose, told voters that it's important to find ways to move issues forward in Congress regardless of party affiliation.
"The Republican extremists in Washington are betting that we'll just accept obstruction and dysfunction as the new norm," Clark said. "But the issues facing our families, our communities and our country are too important for that. I won't stand on the sidelines and let them attack women's rights and block anything from getting accomplished. I'm going to go down there and fight for women and families." Clark was sworn in for her second term as a Massachusetts state senator representing Malden, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield and Winchester on January 2, 2013. She was first elected in March 2008 to the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
She serves as the Chair of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary and Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse. She also serves on the Joint Committees on Public Health and Public Safety and Homeland Security. Clark is a member of the Advisory Council for the Department of Early Education and Care. In 2011, Clark was appointed to the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy Advisory Board at the University of Massachusetts Boston.