Every day the climate crisis worsens, and economic inequality increases. Conservative politicians, with the help of the Supreme Court, are restoring civil rights across the country. In West Virginia, as soon as the Republicans took control of our State Legislature they set back mine safety 50 years or more.
What is surprising is how a few hastily elected leaders have shown up in response. With each new development, it seems that now is the time, indeed, that those in power will recognize the severity of the problem, and act accordingly. Equally important is our involvement and persistence regarding this matter and it can affect our future. We must force them to continue to work, together, and actively elect Democrats who will better serve our citizens.
Some people are saying, “We are sick of empty words and promises.” The new leadership of the Democratic Party in West Virginia will not offer “empty words and promises,” but the new leadership will be more proactive and focus on the problems affecting our working families.
We must ignore the media‘s quickness to present any response that rises to the level of these problems as “extreme,” as if the problems themselves were not yet a serious threat. We need to look forward with a new direction and a renewed commitment to our working families and to representing their issues.
The gap between what is needed and what elected officials can and are willing to do is growing every day. It’s time to speak quickly, and of course, as loudly as we can. The West Virginia State Democratic Executive Committee is moving in that direction and we ask you to join us before it’s too late.
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