We Demand Free Internet for ALL Low-Income Families During COVID-19

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Hello DeKalb Family,

As quiet as it’s kept, many of our children from low to moderate income communities do not have access to high-speed Internet. Additionally, an alarming amount do not have access to computers to fully engage in virtual learning. Often referred to as the digital divide, this lack of access to technology creates a huge gap in education and opportunities. As school systems across the U.S. shift to virtual learning we must provide the technology our children need to learn and thrive. We have a responsibility to provide equal access to learning, because knowledge is the key to changing the trajectory of those who face adversity. As Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which can be used to change the world.” Please take a moment to read and sign this petition (click the link below). I’m concerned that I’ve not heard enough discussion on how to overcome this unfortunate reality for far too many students from DeKalb to Detroit. We all need to know there is an entire population of children that have been disenfranchised due to a lack of access and technology.

Your Commissioner,

Lorraine Cochran-Johnson
DeKalb County, Super District 7

Read the petition:
https://bit.ly/3f38GS8