Campaigns for COMPASSION: A Story of Community Change (Paperback)

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This book tells the story of ending tracking in a suburban school district that denied African Americans rigorous education in 2007. This is the story of a local effort in 2008 to elect Barack Obama the first black US President, Art Haywood, and Kathy Hampton, the first black township commissioners in Cheltenham in 2009 and Art Haywood the first black state senator from Montgomery County Pa 2014. More importantly it tells the struggles to gain power and divest pension funds from gun manufacturers, adopt a local nondiscrimination ordination, a sustainability plan, address lead in water in schools, add money for affordable housing and protect victims of domestic and sexual violence in public housing. It tells of the struggle of ordinary people to make extraordinary changes, including electing an historic 14 Democratic members of the PA legislature in 2018. We beat the Democratic and Republicans establishments and won victories for everyday people.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781977231468
ISBN-10: 1977231462
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Publication Date: January 9th, 2021
Pages: 360
Language: English