D-31 Dems Call out Councilman Volke for Shunning Science in Covid-19 Safety.

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Anne Arundel County Councilman from D-31 Nathan Volke. Photo Volke FB Page.

by The District 31 Club of Anne Arundel County

The District 31 Democratic Club disavows, condemns, and completely stands in opposition to the actions taken by County Council Member Nathan Volke during the Council meeting on February 1, 2021.

The DIstrict 31 Democratic Club exists in Pasadena, overlapping Mr. Volke’s councilmanic district. We represent the principles behind equity, equality, justice and science that should drive government at all levels, local, state and federal.

During the Council meeting on February 1, which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMqLl11n0Ds , Mr. Volke:

  • In Ordinance 3-21, advocated for and voted for increased re-opening guidance, despite the science indicating we are under a severe pandemic due to Covid-19;
  • In Emergency Ordinance 4-21, worked for, advocated for and voted for increased re-opening guidance, despite the science indicating we are under a severe pandemic due to Covid-19;
  • In Resolution 5-21, advocated against and was the sole vote against, a Resolution condemning the insurrection at the US Capitol and calling for sanctions against former President Trump;
  • And, in Resolutions 6-21 through 15-21, worked to divide the Council and the county, as Mr. Volke worked for, advocated for and voted for increased re-opening guidance, despite the science indicating we are under a severe pandemic due to Covid-19.

The District 31 Democratic Club wants to make clear, despite Mr. Volke’s claims, that he does not speak for Pasadena, and that there are those here who work for and strive for equity, equality, justice, and science, as we stand with those who seek justice and work for science-based responses to the current Coronavirus pandemic.

            Signed;

            Pamela Smelser, President;

Jamie Bonenberger, Secretary;

Lisa Beall, Treasurer.

            District 31 Democratic Club, Pasadena, MD

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