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Hundreds Protest Paul Ryan’s Visit to NYC Charter School

HeadlineMay 10, 2017

In New York City, hundreds of people protested House Speaker Paul Ryan’s visit to a Harlem charter school Tuesday. The protesters were demonstrating against Congressmember Ryan’s healthcare plan, which would strip healthcare from millions of Americans, and his backing of charter school companies, such as Success Academy, which operates the Harlem school and 33 other schools across New York City. This is one of the protesters, community activist Dr. Wilhelmina Perry.

Wilhelmina Perry: “I’m Dr. Wilhelmina Perry, and I’m a community activist, and I represent LGBT faith leaders of African descent. I’m here because I object to the policies that are regressive of this administration. And I believe that Ryan and DeVos are not to be able to come to Harlem and find that we are accepting. We are protesting against their being here.”

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