We, the Executive Board of the Campbell County Chapter of the National Association of Colored People (NAACP), are in disagreement with the Campbell County Board of Supervisors. On December 1, 2020, the Campbell County Board of Supervisors passed a First Amendment Sanctuary resolution in opposition of Governor Northam’s restrictions because of the increase of COVID-19 cases in Virginia.
We are very concerned that the Board of Supervisors is not voting and passing resolutions that are in the best interest of all the citizens of Campbell County. As representatives of Campbell County it is your sworn duty to enact policies that protect the entire citizenry, equally and fairly. Not wearing a mask and socially distancing is an individual’s choice to disregard the Governor’s requirement under amended Executive Order 67.
It is disappointing that our elected officials would use a national health crisis as a time to make a political statement to satisfy a few. We ask that the Board do the job they were elected to do and represent ALL citizens of Campbell County and not just the few.
Reginald Herndon, President
Brenda Pannell, Secretary
Anthony Franklin, Sandra Pugh
Kelvin Fore, Charlene Faulkner
Willie Thornhill, Jeannette Briggs
Charles Hogue, Catherine Austin
Millicent Nash, Albert Randolph, Sr.
Preteasta Barksdale, Michelle Peerman