The ACLU-CT believes that all children deserve access to education in buildings where children can thrive and have their basic health needs met with potable drinking water, functioning air conditioning, and proper ventilation. Because of systemic racism and systemic inequity, the students who do not have access to these basic necessities are most often kids from low-income families and kids of color. Poor environmental conditions due to environmental racism is linked to poor health outcomes. We as a state must take action to ensure that no child is subjected to poor air quality at school, at home, or anywhere. SB 1198 is a good step towards this goal.



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SB 1198