Urgent: Los Angeles Residents
Your Action Needed to Make Vegan Lunch Option in Los Angeles Schools a Reality!
Experts and athletes will be speaking at the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board meeting this Tuesday, when the board will be voting on a pilot project to offer a healthy vegan daily option and plant-based milk at Los Angeles schools.
This is going to be a tough vote – decision makers are branding the issue as controversial. This critical vote will improve the health of more than 600,000 students, 83% of whom are at the federal poverty line, and save animals’ lives, and additionally save hundreds of thousands of gallons of water which would normally be used to make the meat and dairy products currently being served.
Lila Copeland, founder of Earth Peace, kicked off her Healthy Freedom campaign last June with Pamela Anderson, Torre Washington, Dr. Michael Klaper, and a host of other influential vegans at Los Angeles Unified School District, proposing to the board that every Los Angeles student has a right to choose a full vegan entree at lunch time and to have access to free plant milk every school day. She brought in an executive chef from plant based food company, Gardein, to feed the board delicious food for lunch, which was so successful that they allowed Lila to work with their food services department to develop a vegan menu.
Now, Lila and fellow student partners, Felix Hemstreet, Zion Flores, Bahar Soroush, and Kohana Porter have convinced the board president to sponsor a resolution that, if passed, will ensure that food services MUST have the full vegan entree choice and plant milk choice available for students five days a week.
What YOU Can Do:
These students are hard-working, passionate activists. Let’s support their incredible efforts! Give these student activists your vote of confidence by attending the school board meeting tomorrow if you can and also making some calls and sending our letter of support.
1) Attend the LAUSD Board Meeting tomorrow.
What: LAUSD Board Meeting
When: Tuesday, May 9, 4:15pm
Where: LAUSD District headquarters, 333 South Beaudry Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90017 MAP
For more info, please contact the Earth Peace Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) Call members of the LAUSD School Board and the Superintendent of Schools today and urge them to support healthy plant based lunch options.
LAUSD School Board contacts
Dr. George J. McKenna II 213-241-6382
Mónica García 213-241-6180
Scott Schmerelson 213-241-8333
Steve Zimmer 213-241-6387
Ref Rodriguez 213-241-5555
Mónica Ratliff 213-241-6388
Dr. Richard Vladovic 213-241-6385
Superintendent of Schools
Michelle King 213-241-1000
3) Send the letter by filling the form on this page to the school board and superintendent.