So I have to actually start off this post by admitting that I am a huge Chaka Khan fan. The title of this post is actually part of a lyric to her hit song "Through The Fire."
April was an okay month, but it had several highs and lows as most months do, but in the first 8 days of May it seems that the coalition and the population we hope to impact change for is experiencing nothing but highs.
Yesterday after what felt like a very tumultuous battle, LAUSD renewed their dedication to ensure that Health Education remained a graduation requirement for all students. Several members of our coalition have dedicated countless hours to ensure that this would be the outcome.
Then only four hours ago I received news via a co-worker that President Obama has officially come out in support of Same-Sex Marriage. This is very exciting especially considering he is the first sitting President to do so, especially in an election year.
In addition to all of the external things happening throughout our coalition, there have also been some great internal things happening. We have added new members, closed a few SCOs, and identified new strategic partners to help us achieve our mission.
All in all I would say we are off to a great start. I can't wait to see how the month ends.
Oh and don't forget next month June 6th, C2PLA will be presenting at the Los Angeles County Prevention Planning Committee.
C2PLA Project Director