Rep. Lou Correa Applauds California Governor For Prioritizing Vaccination of Teachers Serving Underserved Communities
Correa Asks Gov. Gavin Newsom To Ensure Central Orange County Teachers Have Priority Access To COVID-19 Vaccine
Washington, DC — Today, Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA-46) sent a letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom applauding him for dedicating ten percent of COVID-19 vaccines to teachers and requested that a portion of these vaccines go to teachers in his community of Central Orange County.
“[students] are falling behind the more affluent children. Children cannot digitally connect to schools because they do not have access to devices or broadband,” Congressman Correa said in the letter. “Aggressive and bold action must include vaccines for the teachers of these children. We need to get these children back into the classroom as quickly as possible while instituting measures to protect the health of the teachers.”
Rep. Lou Correa said, “I applaud Governor Newsom for recognizing the needs of underserved cities in California by dedicating vaccines for these communities. Low-income families have been disproportionately harmed by this pandemic. Without access to broadband internet or other technologies needed to continue their education, students in Central Orange County and other underserved communities are falling behind. Getting them back into the classroom should be a top priority for us all. As we begin to reopen schools across California, I urge Governor Newsom to help my community by dedicating a portion of these vaccines to teachers serving some of California's least advantaged students.”
Rep. Lou Correa represents California's 46th Congressional District. He serves as Chair of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability, and is a Member of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Agriculture Committee. Read more here.
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