LOS ANGELES, CA- Today, candidate for City Council in District 11 Allison Holdorff Polhill released the following statement in response to yesterday’s devastating events at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas:
“I jumped into this race to protect kids at our schools. As a mom and like parents everywhere, I did not want to contemplate the anguish and outrage over yet another loss of precious, young lives at their school. I am sickened and heartbroken for the families in Uvalde, Texas.
This happens no where else in the world. Despite overwhelming public support for common sense gun reforms like universal background checks and an assault weapons ban, our country’s failure to act a decade after Sandy Hook is a travesty.
Working as the Chief Advisor for LAUSD School Board Vice President Nick Melvoin, we learned after the Parkland shooting, February 2018, that our schools were not prepared for the worst case scenario of an active shooter on campus. We immediately drafted a resolution that ultimately passed unanimously to have active shooter drills and that pushed for common sense gun laws. The resolution was passed in March 2018 and has been implemented, where every school has two active shooter drills twice a year.
As your Councilmember, I will draw on my experience to advocate for all necessary preparedness and gun safety laws to protect city employees and facilities and to keep our kids and communities safe.”