MEDFORD, MA – Today, in celebration of Women’s History Month, Democratic Whip Katherine Clark (MA-5) joined a distinguished panel of women leaders to celebrate Women’s History Month at Medford High School. Panelists included Medford Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn, Medford Superintendent Dr. Marice Edouard-Vincent, Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Kimberly Budd, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, Professor Aseema Mohanty, Commander Billie June (BJ) Farrell, Dr. Jaime Cheah, Lisa Flores, Kelly Rose Sarno, Tiffany Chan, and Page Buldini. 
“Fighting for women and families – that’s the mission that keeps me charging out of the house each morning and fuels my work in Washington each day,” said Democratic Whip Clark. “With more women taking their seats at the decision-making table than ever before, America is inching closer to an economy that works for working women and a future worthy of our daughters. Though there’s still a long way to go, I’m excited to see the next generation of young women make their way into the halls of power.”

Whip Clark is the highest ranking woman in House leadership and the second woman ever to hold the title of Democratic Whip. She has long been a champion of women and families, leading the charge for pay equity, reproductive justice, paid family leave, and child care. During the pandemic, she secured $50 billion in relief funding for the child care industry, helping 200,000 providers keep their doors open and kids in classrooms. Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Whip Clark has led the House Democrats in supporting legislation to protect reproductive freedom, including bills to safeguard access to birth control, codify abortion access, and uphold Americans' right to seek health care across state lines. 

Photos of today’s event are available HERE.

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