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No More Toxic Schools! Call to Action
November 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The School District of Philadelphia recently approved $500 million in borrowing for construction and other renovations—but that isn’t nearly enough. The problem is at least ten times what the school district has pledged, and that’s why I am holding a call to action with my fellow legislators, advocates, activists and concerned citizens like you all who are reading this message. Here are the details on the event:
11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22
Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business
Rose Terrace – 2nd Floor
3220 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(Parking Lot at 34th & Market)
We must address this situation for the future of our children. Why do we need to do more funding? Consider this: A little boy will likely have cognitive disabilities for the rest of his life because he ate the lead paint chips that fell from the ceiling of his classroom. Another little girl said she felt like she was going to jail every day she went to school. A long-time educator was recently diagnosed with mesothelioma, which would have been exacerbated by the conditions where the teacher worked. Toxic schools are hurting our people and we cannot allow this to continue.
We must stand united and call for action on the existing policy solutions, as well as looking for new ways to fund much needed improvements to our toxic schools. This is a public health crisis that cannot be allowed continue.
PLEASE JOIN ME AT 11 A.M. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22.
We must get this done!