THURSDAY, 2:00PM ET/ 11:00AM PT: LEE, LIEU, ROUDA, CÁRDENAS TO HOLD PRESS CALL, DEMANDING SUPPORT FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS TO KEEP KIDS SAFE AND LEARNING
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) – Representatives Barbara Lee (CA-13), Ted Lieu (CA-33), Harley Rouda (CA-48) and Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) will host a press call for regional reporters Thursday, September 3rd, at 2:00PM ET/ 11:00AM PT, demanding the Senate act to support local schools and provide the resources they need to keep students safe and protect against potentially devastating cuts to state education budgets. The House passed funding to support local schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic more than 100 days ago. But the Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell has refused to act.
Re-opening our schools is vital for our nation’s children and critical to our economic recovery and Representatives Barbara Lee, Ted Lieu, Harley Rouda and Tony Cárdenas strongly support reopening safely - which is why they are fighting to provide schools and local governments with the resources they need to do so safely. Without that support, many schools across the country cannot afford to take necessary safety measures. For example, according to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, 4 in 10 districts need to update or replace HVAC systems in at least half of their school buildings. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) school reopening guidance lists proper ventilation as a key consideration for schools seeking to reopen safely.
Additionally, COVID-19 has devastated state and local budgets across the country, threatening possible cuts to schools that could harm their ability to educate children. The House-passed Heroes Act provides support to state and local governments to help prevent such cuts.
- Members of the media should please RSVP HERE for dial in information.
WHO: Representatives Barbara Lee (CA-13), Ted Lieu (CA-33), Harley Rouda (CA-48) and Tony Cárdenas (CA-29)
WHAT: Video Press Call Demanding Support for Local Schools
WHEN: Thursday, September 3rd, at 2:00PM ET/ 11:00AM PT