Rep. Katherine Clark meets with local leaders at Brandeis

The congresswoman met with municipal leaders Monday to discuss issues affecting Massachusetts communities

Photo/Mike Lovett

Katherine Clark and Senior Vice President of Students and Enrollment Andrew Flagel with local municipal leaders inside the Brandeis Faculty Club.

Brandeis hosted a meeting between Rep. Katherine Clark, D- Mass., and municipal leaders from communities in her constituency Monday.

Katherine Clark with students

Morgan Taylor Winters '17 and Samantha Daniels '16 with Rep. Clark 

Clark and a group mayors, town managers and other municipal leaders met inside the Faculty Club Monday morning, where they discussed a number of issues affecting Massachusetts communities, including economic development, transportation, the opioid epidemic and gun safety.

Clark, who represents parts of 24 cities and towns including Waltham, gained national attention with veteran civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, for leading a 25-hour sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives to to push for a vote on legislation to reduce gun violence. Monday’s meeting concluded with Clark inviting the municipal leaders to sign a letter to be sent to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R- Wisc., demanding legislation on gun safety measures.

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