Curtis J. Jones Jr.: Case Study

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Curtis J Jones Jr. is a democratic member in district four of the Philadelphia City Council. District four includes places like Allegheny West, Overbrook, Overbrook Park Manayunk, Roxborough, Belmont Village, East Falls, and Wynnefield. Jones became a city councilman in 2007. In 2012, he was elected to serve as council Majority Leader. By 2015, Jones won the election. Not only is he Council Majority Leader, but he is also chairman of the commerce and Economic Development, and the Committees on Public Safety. As well as being vice chair for Parks and Recreational, and Cultural Affairs. Befor he was in City Council, Jones went to Overbrook High School. During his college years he went to University of Pennsylvania then transferred to Boston University and later got his masters.…show more content…
had done good things for our city. Jones is a big supporter of good education, huge criminal justices, and also a big advocate for the environment. During the times he was in city council, he has made it a law so that schools can celebrate two Muslim holidays, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. Public schools in Philadelphia has has always celebrated Christian or other religious holidays, but never Muslim holidays. Jones has changed this. Furthermore, Jones created the Ban the Box. This law states that it is prohibited for employers in Philadelphia to ask anyone interviewing for a job about their criminal background. This law has made it easier for people with a criminal background to get a job. Jones has prevented thousands of people from losing their homes. He saved all of those people by leading and creating a new public safety
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