WRITTEN BY JAKE STUMP A glistening white Ford Explorer crept through the entrance of one of Charleston’s most notorious low-income
“West Side, Rev. Matthew J. Watts kept bumping into congregants from his Grace Bible Church who were upset about the mayor’s
Push for COVID-19 Testing for African Americans
Please view link below on HOPE 20/20/20 Economic Justice and Equity Movement Fund
FRIENDS, PLEASE Read letter below sent to Governor Justice by the WV Citizens Action Group. We need other gtoups particularly African American led GROUPS to send similar letters.
On Jul 10, 2020, at 3:22 PM, Julie Archer
Dear Governor Justice,
Please find attached a letter from various economic and social justice organizations asking that you make additional funding and resources available to address COVID-related and other health and economic disparities in African American and poor communities in West Virginia. The signatories to the letter write in support of the request from the Charleston Branch of the NAACP and leaders of the African American faith committee that you set aside a portion of the CARES Act funding the state received to establish an Economic Justice and Equity Fund to address the impacts of the virus and at the same time promote health and economic equity in the state’s minority and low-income communities, with census tracts with a poverty rate of 20% and higher being given priority for allocations of the funds set aside.
Thank you for your consideration and attention to this urgent matter.
Project Manager, WV Citizen Action Group
Coordinator, WV Citizens for Clean Elections
1500 Dixie Street
Charleston, WV 25311
(304) 610-9094 (cell)
Father’s Day Greeting from Beloved Baby Sister Dr. Ollie Watts-Davis