Steph's Campaign Kick-Off Party
11140 SE Powell Blvd. Portland, OR 97202. United States.
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How are the Children?
Campaign Kick-Off Event Co-Hosted by:
Deborah Kafoury, Chair, Multnomah County Commission
Alissa Keny-Guyer, Oregon State Representative, District 46
Amanda Fritz, Commissioner, City of Portland
Charlene McGee, Mother and Community Activist
Being married to an East African man and having worked with immigrants and refugees from all over the world, I know that in many cultures, this is how people greet one another, “How are the Children?” Not how are YOU, but how are THEY? The youngest, the most vulnerable, the ones in our collective care.
David Douglas, how are the children?
Are the children alright, when one out of four does not finish high school?
Are the children alright, when their teachers are overwhelmed by bursting classrooms?
Are the children alright, when we prioritize prisons over schools?
Are the children alright, when undocumented families are at risk of separation?
Are the children alright, when we pollute the planet and then lie about its impacts?
Are the children alright, when our daughters aren’t given information and become pregnant?
Are the children alright, when they hear hate spewed by our leaders and playground bullies?
Are the children alright?
We can change this. Not I alone: WE. I’m running for David Douglas School District to be a catalyst, not a savior. If we care about our district’s children—all of our children—we all have a role in making sure they are cared for, loved, and educated. Please join me. Together we can help set our district on a better path.
Please note: Yuan Su Vegetarian Restaurant is an alcohol-free, child friendly venue. All are welcome to attend.
Committee to Elect Stephanie D. Stephens
David Douglas School Board, Position 2