WV CAG joined other economic and social justice organizations in calling on Governor Jim Justice and legislative leaders to 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. To see the original letter from Charleston WV NAACP and the Tuesday Morning Group to our state leadership proposing the creation of the Hope 20/20/20 Economic Justice and Equity Fund click here.
Feel free to use the letter below as a template to craft your own letter of support. Learn more about this effort by contacting Rev. Matthew J. Watts at (304) 610-0715 or visiting his Facebook page.