I'm writing in support of implementing a permanent standard of Virginia's Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). We need a strong health and safety standard that supports and protects all workers and gives clear guidance for employers. This standard will save lives, prevent the spread of COVID-19 and get Virginia's economy moving again. More importantly, a permanent health and safety standard supports a stronger Virginia economy.
Virginia and the entire country are facing unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19, which means in my humble opinion, that our elected officials must come together and pass critical bills that protect workers and the majority of the American people, who have been affected by this virus, through no fault of their own. I don't understand how this can be so misunderstood for those who have been elected to solve problems. They must do the necessary work, regardless of party affiliation, to represent us with honesty, respect, and integrity to solve our collective problems now! We urge these officials to step up and do the job we expected them to do! It's time that we turn the corner, not kick all of these issues down the road for another time or election. The time is upon us now to do the right and honorable thing for your constituents.
Thank you for providing me with the opportunity to share my opinion.