On The Trail
It is always a pleasure running into supporters on the campaign trail! If we haven’t seen you this week, we will see you soon! This past week I was out meeting and greeting constituents throughout the District. #Cephas2016 team volunteers took to the #192blockbyblock, doorknocking and visiting transit stops in the 192nd, speaking to constituents about my background and vision for the District. On Wednesday we worked with Septa to provide a necessary service to our Senior commuters. As Septa is now requiring Seniors to have photo identification cards for rides, we asked them to come to our community to issue the new cards with the photo so they would not have to travel the distance in this winter weather. A special thank you Septa for bringing resources to our door!
Our State of Education in the District
Teacher shortages in schools truly hits home for the 192nd Legislative District by way of Beeber Middle School, my alma mater. Teacher vacancies and overcrowded classrooms as reported in the Daily News story does not yield high-quality education, but lead to staff burnout and students not meeting the necessary educational benchmarks from year to year. I have been an advocate for Beeber for many years now and will continue throughout my #racetothehouse. It’s important that a representative for the district speaks to the need of seeing it on the ground level. The fight for better education for our children must continue!
President Obama’s Gives His Final State of the Union Address
On Tuesday, January 12th, President Barack Obama made his final State of the Union Address to the nation. In his speech, President Obama reflected on his past seven years in office, including many of the accomplishments of his administration. He spoke of a vision and the many possibilities for the future of our country. He made it clear that educational opportunities for our children and youth, job opportunities for our families and community development opportunities for all are absolutely necessary for our country to thrive. I believe that we can connect the dots locally to realize the same goals. Our president is a role model of leadership and vision, and I look forward to possibly creating legislation and policy that will follow the path he laid, a path that supports and protects families and communities.
#TeamCephas2016 - Campaign Office Opening
The doors are now open to the #Cephas2016 Campaign Office located at 5998 Lancaster Avenue, across from Overbrook High School. Office Hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00am to 7:30am. We encourage you to stop by the office or give us a call to find out about our work and sign-up to volunteer.
As always, keep in tough. Stay connected to my #racetothehouse!
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