40 DAYS TO GET LEAD OUT OF THE WATER OF ALL 90 PPS SCHOOLS.
Portlanders for Safe and Healthy Schools is soliciting and receiving hundreds of endorsements from local elected officials, community leaders, PTA members, PPS parents, environmentalists, small business leaders and more. Our campaign has dedicated field staff (including Marley, our rock star Wilson High School Senior), is scheduling dozens of informational interviews with PTAs across the city (including the Glencoe PTA, pictured above, who endorsed the campaign Tuesday evening), and is gearing up for robust couple of weeks in which we'll talk to thousands of Portlanders about the importance of investing in safe and healthy schools.
We're honored to announce the support of Charles McGee III, a parent and the CEO of the Black Parent Initiative:
"Black Parent Initiative (BPI) is a strong supporter of the PPS Bond because a robust, fair city requires every neighborhood to have excellent public schools. Clean water, state of the art facilities and the jobs the Bond will offer to member of our community are al critical components. As a progressive city, this is our moment to collectively affirm our commitment to our future - our children. There’s no better way - in this moment, to affirm our values then by voting YES on Measure 26-193 and building safe and healthy classrooms for every Portland student. Our children deserve no less. "
Portlanders for Safe and Healthy Schools has received the endorsement of hundreds of community advocates, local politicians, small business leaders, PPS parents, and more. Check out our full list of community endorsements here.
SCHOOL OF THE WEEK
Testing in 2016 determined that 51 spigots, faucets, and drinking fountains tested positive for above-EPA standards for lead exposure at Northeast Portland's Beaumont Middle School (pictured right).
Measure 26-193 will fund removal of carcinogens and neurotoxins including lead, asbestos and radon from all ninety schools across the district.
CAN WE COUNT ON YOU THIS WEEKEND?
This past Saturday, our wonderful volunteers stepped up and knocked on 595 doors this weekend to talk to neighbors about the upcoming School Bond.
On Sunday, April 9th, we'll be hosting our second canvass of the campaign; join us at noon at our campaign headquarters (116 NE 6th) as we knock on some more doors in Northeast Portland and help spread the word about the upcoming May election. We also have a phone banking bingo party scheduled for Wednesday April 12, and a follow up canvass on Saturday, April 15th.
Want a lawn sign, or have some other way you think you'd like to help us win in May? Please sign up to volunteer.