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It is OK for political conventions to be political but pandemic response can not be, already we have been in talks with the RNC about the kind of convention that they would need to run and the kind of options that we need on the table. ... We want to see from the RNC what their plans are, and we have asked them to submit those plans to our public health officials.
We all want to be in Charlotte, we love North Carolina, but having a sense now is absolutely essential because of the rules and regulations that are involved, and we look forward to working with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, getting a swift response, and, if need be, moving Republican National Convention to a state that is farther along on reopening and can say with confidence that we can gather there.
When storms are becoming more fierce, it is not enough to pick up the pieces. North Carolina residents must take action to prevent this kind of devastation in the future, i urge Congress and all of our federal partners to match the level of determination brought to recovery efforts to fight the effects of climate change.