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Baker, Walsh among officials pledging to work for social justice

Posted by New Leaders Council 4 Admin on May 13, 2015 at 2:32 PM

Originally published on the Boston Globe by Travis Andersen on May 13, 2015.

Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and other elected officials pledged during a forum in Boston on Tuesday night to fight for affordable health care, gun violence prevention, criminal justice reform, and public education in the Commonwealth.

The governor and mayor were joined by Attorney General Maura Healey and Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo. The four made their pledges before more than 1,800 people who packed the historic Trinity Church in Copley Square for the event, hosted by the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization.

On the topic of gun violence, Baker said his administration will ensure that all cities and towns abide by a provision in a new state law that requires local police departments to trace the origin of every firearm used in a crime.

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