On Sept. 13 Jim Justice announced he is asking state leaders across West Virginia to sign a commitment to West Virginia coal and coal miners. Justice’s campaign sent more than 250 letters to Democrats, Republicans, and Independents asking them to join his efforts to put coal miners back to work while always requiring their safety and well being, a news release from his office said. The letter was sent to every legislator, legislative candidate, statewide candidates and officeholders, and the entire congressional delegation. Also, Coal Commitment letters were sent to the leaders of the United Mine Workers of America and the West Virginia Coal Association.
September 13, 2016
I am writing to ask that you join me in committing to fight for the future of West Virginia’s coal industry and the safety of our coal miners. This is a critical election for the people of West Virginia, and I am reaching out to build a coalition in our state that is united and dedicated to putting our coal miners back to work.
I am sending this Coal Commitment letter to every legislator, legislative candidate, statewide candidate and officeholder, and our entire congressional delegation. This is not about Democrat or Republican; this is about standing united to keep our coal miners safe on the job and to put them back to work.
I have enclosed a Coal Commitment for you to sign. I hope that you will sign it, post it on social media, and return it so we can keep a running list on our website. We must all pull the rope together to demand a better deal for West Virginia coal and our mining families, from the Capitol in Charleston to Washington, DC.
The Coal Commitment can be filled out online by going to www.JusticeForWV.com/CoalCommitment.
Transforming West Virginia requires a united front, and it cannot wait until after the election. We are all in this together.