Resolutions

Resolution: Opposition to Gov. Justice’s Response To COVID-19

May 17, 2020 – State Executive Committee

A Resolution in Opposition to Gov. Justice’s Response To COVID-19

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization since March 11, 2020;

WHEREAS, the State of West Virginia has a disproportionately higher proportion of at risk individuals among its population, primarily the elderly and immune-compromised, compared to the other States of our Union;

WHEREAS, a lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), a lack of testing, and a lack of contact tracing have all led to an increase in the number of cases; and

WHEREAS, essential workers have not been justly compensated for work environment hazards, and many non-essential workers have become unemployed and are faced with an insecure financial future;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the West Virginia Mountain Party stands in full support with a worker’s right to a reasonably safe workplace and be compensated with appropriate hazard pay should they face the risk of potential workplace exposure; and

BE IT RESOLVED that the West Virginia Mountain Party advocates for the general welfare of the people by means of adequate financial assistance to the unemployed and working-class families, during this time of crisis and insecurity;

BE IT RESOLVED that the West Virginia Mountain Party opposes Governor Jim Justice’s plan to reopen the economy of West Virginia, until such time that competent medical authorities deem the threat has passed.