Norton Holding Day of Action for Children Event: Virtual Roundtable Discussion with D.C. Parents, Teachers, Students, Public Health Official, and School Administrators

Sep 2, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At 5:00 p.m. today, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will hold a virtual roundtable with the District of Columbia community about the difficulties of going back to school amid a pandemic; the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s school meal waivers; and what Congress is doing to remedy the effects of the COVID‐19 pandemic on children’s learning. The event features D.C. parents, teachers, students, a public health official, and school administrators. Norton, who attended D.C. public schools and has grandchildren in traditional D.C. public and charter schools, has long been an advocate for children, parents, and schools.

“We are having this conversation at the right time,” Norton said. “Students at our public schools are starting classes virtually this year, which means everyone is learning a new system for education.. “I am glad that I can check in with students, parents, teachers, and school administrators in the District and learn about their concerns and update them on the status of congressional initiatives I am working on to help this school year go smoothly.”

Norton cosponsored the Pandemic Child Hunger Prevention Act, which would make free school meals available for all children during the COVID-19 pandemic, and she introduces her universal prekindergarten bill every Congress.

Video of the event will be live streamed at