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Assemblymember Villapudua Urges Governor to Prioritize Educators and Essential School Staff in Vaccination Distribution

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Stockton, California – Carlos Villapudua (D-Stockton) this week urged Governor Gavin Newsom to prioritize educators and essential school staff in the State’s COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Plan.

In his letter to the Governor urging that educators and essential school staff be prioritized in the same grouping with First Responders, Villapudua stated that, “it is critical that we include our teachers and educators in the initial round of vaccinations along with first responders so that we may begin to stem the flow of learning loss and elevated academic disparity that has become commonplace in schools across the state and that is becoming more profound and felt across my District.”

“As Parents and State Representatives, it is incumbent upon us to ensure that we mitigate the harm that has occurred to learning and our classroom environments during the pandemic as much as is possible. By prioritizing vaccinations for teacher and educators, we can ensure that the classroom setting is once again safe and productive, that learning-loss and pandemic produced disparities no longer occur and begin to put the COVID-19 era behind us”.

Born and raised in Stockton, Carlos attended Stockton schools and continued his education at Delta College and graduate from Sacramento State University earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services. Carlos as his wife, Edith, live together with their blended family.

Learn more about Assemblymember Villapudua’s background and legislative priorities on the most recent episode of the Look West podcast.

Contact: Lee Neves |