Moving forward to help our families

CEA’s Social and Economic Justice Committee is beginning to reach out to the greater community to make life better for our families. The Committee selected two focus areas of its Community in Crisis Action Plan: persuading lawmakers to require some level of paid sick leave for working people, especially low-wage earners; and exploring ways to transform school buildings from school day-only environments to Community Learning Centers with extended hours.

The main goal of the latter project is to offer an array of additional services for students, their families and others living in the surrounding neighborhoods. Meanwhile, a change in the sick leave regulations would help many families and our entire community to live healthier lives.

Participants are collecting information and signatures to advance these two projects. If you are interested in helping, please call CEA at 614-253-4731. Or join us at the next Economic and Social Justice Committee meeting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15. The location will be announced.