MALDEN, MA. – Democratic Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives Katherine Clark (MA-5) joined community leaders in Malden, Melrose, and Medford to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and reflect on the enduring legacy of Dr. King’s work to end bigotry, discrimination, and injustice.

“More than six decades ago, Dr. King led the fight for freedom and dignity for every American, and while we’ve made significant progress, great work remains,” said Democratic Whip Katherine Clark. “That’s why I was honored to join community leaders in Malden, Melrose, and Medford to reflect on Dr. King’s legacy and recommit to continuing his work.”

Alongside Malden Mayor Gary Christenson and members of the Malden City Council and School Committee, Whip Clark honored service leaders and organizations that reflect Dr. King’s vision of a “beloved community” every day, including the North Shore Black Women’s Association, Bread of Life, Malden Cares, Malden Warming Center, Holiday Toy Drive, and Merry Malden.

In Melrose, Whip Clark visited Mayor Paul Brodeur, State Rep. Kate Lipper-Garabedian, and volunteers as they participated in a “Day of Service” by creating COVID-19 test kit and care packages for local first responders, one of a dozen different service activities happening simultaneously across the City and coordinated by the Melrose Human Rights Commission.

Whip Clark then attended the West Medford Community Center’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, where she joined Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn, State Reps. Christine Barber and Sean Garballey, and members of the City Council in engaging in community conversation and listening to local advocates, artists and scholars as they paid tribute to Dr. King’s unrelenting pursuit of freedom, service, and justice for all. 

Event photos can be found HERE.

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