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Compton Mayor Aja Brown Invited Back to White House to Share Ideas on Boosting the Middle Class
By Sentinel News Service
Published November 19, 2015
Compton Mayor Aja Brown.

Compton Mayor Aja Brown (courtesy photo)

Compton Mayor Aja Brown was invited back to the White House recently to participate in a discussion on legislative priorities aimed at helping to make the American middle class stronger. She was one of 27 state and local elected officials to attend the meeting. Topics discussed ranged from issues such as paid sick and family leave in all states, minimum wage increases in communities around the country and the President initiative called “My Brother’s Keeper”, a national call to action to close opportunity gaps faced by young people, including young men of color.

“I’m pleased that I could be in Washington to not only represent the residents of Compton but to also share and hear new ideas designed to help America’s middle class,” said Brown. “In Compton we’ve already gotten involved with the President’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative. We put out a call to action to implement cradle-to-college-and-career strategies aimed at improving life outcomes for our young people in the city of Compton.”

In addition to Mayor Brown, the following state and local elected officials were invited to attend the meeting:

  • Supervisor Elizabeth Archuleta, Coconino County, AZ
  • Mayor Stephen Benjamin, Columbia, SC
  • State Assembly member Michael Blake, Bronx, NY
  • State Representative Cesar Blanco, El Paso, TX
  • Councilmember Suzanne Buchanan, Leetonia, OH
  • Mayor-elect, Luke Bronin, Hartford, CT
  • Mayor Peter Buttigieg, South bend, IN
  • State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, Norwalk, CT
  • Councilmember Kate Gallego, Phoenix, AZ
  • Councilmember Thomas Hucker, Montgomery County, MD
  • County Judge, Clay Jenkins, Dallas County, TX
  • State Representative Kevin Killer, Bennett County, SD
  • State Representative Christopher Lee, Kailua, HI
  • State Senator Eric Lesser, Longmeadow, MA
  • State Delegate Alfonso Lopez, Arlington, VA
  • State Rep Trey Martinez Fischer, San Antonio, TX
  • Mayor Svante Myrick, Ithaca, NY
  • Mayor Pro Tem William Oliver, Madera, CA
  • State Senator Janet Petersen, Des Moines, IA
  • Councilmember Hans Riemer, Montgomery County, MD
  • State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Bronx, NY
  • Mayor Pro Tem Vincent Sarmiento, Santa Ana, CA
  • State Representative David Sawyer, Lakewood, WA
  • State Senator Donna Soucy, Manchester, NH
  • Councilmember Michael Tubbs, Stockton, CA
  • State House Majority Ldr Jennifer Williamson, Portland, OR
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