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File #: 220436    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 5/12/2022 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 5/12/2022
Title: Authorizing the Committee on Children and Youth to hold hearings -addressing the findings of the Enough is Enough Students (EIE) Against Gun Violence Campaigns survey which aims to address the experiences of Philadelphia high school students surrounding gun violence in the city.
Sponsors: Councilmember Thomas, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Domb
Attachments: 1. Signature22043600

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Authorizing the Committee on Children and Youth to hold hearings -addressing the findings of the Enough is Enough Students (EIE) Against Gun Violence Campaigns survey which aims to address the experiences of Philadelphia high school students surrounding gun violence in the city.

 

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WHEREAS, According to the Office of the City Controller, 57% of shooting victims were under the age of 30 and 7% were younger than 18; and

 

WHEREAS, Philadelphia youth are continuously being impacted by gun violence yet when determining prevention strategies geared toward them they are absent from the conversations; and

 

WHEREAS, The Enough is Enough Campaign was created to bring young people into the conversation and the advocacy process aimed at gun violence prevention with a specific focus on high school students; and

 

WHEREAS, The Enough is Enough campaign steering committee has launched a survey in an effort to collect data on the high school student experience with gun violence; and

 

WHEREAS, There have been over 1,300 survey responses from middle and high school students all over Philadelphia; and

 

WHEREAS, Collaboration and action from decision makers is important in reviewing the data and addressing the findings and potential solutions; and

 

WHEREAS, Involvement of the committee on children and youth is important in the collaboration effort of EIE in order to work to find potential solutions to gun violence prevention the City of Philadelphia, now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, That it authorizes The Committee on Children and Youth to hold public hearings addressing the findings of the Enough is Enough Students (EIE) Against Gun Violence Campaigns survey which aims to address the experiences of Philadelphia high school students surrounding gun violence in the city and to hear recommendations for how to abate this threat to Philadelphia’s children.

 

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