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Questions for the board

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 10, 2020

We the undersigned faith leaders and leaders of conscience are greatly concerned by the Spokane Regional Health Board’s actions concerning Dr. Bob Lutz.

We require truthful and clear reasons for why, in the middle of a pandemic, irreconcilable differences are enough to remove a health officer?

How does the board plan to guarantee the public receives scientific and not politicized guidance?

What is the process by which SRHD will be transparent to the citizens?

We are monitoring this situation closely.

Rev. Genavieve Heywood, Veradale United Church of Christ; Rev. Rick Matters, Episcopal Priest; Rev. Scott Starbuck, Manito Presbyterian; Rev. Pamela Starbuck, Manito Presbyterian; Rev. Chris Snow; North Hill Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); Rev Jim Castro- Lang, Faith Action Network; Rev Andy Castro- Lang, Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ; Naghmana Sherazi, Chair of Muslims for Community, Action & Support; Luke Lavin, Director of Mission and Ministry at Gonzaga University; Pam Silverstein MD member Jewish community; Don and Jan Young, Members Veradale United Church of Christ; Rev. Heather Tadlock, Bethany Presbyterian Church; Larry A. Weiser, member of the Jewish Community and Professor Emeritus Gonzaga University School of Law; Pat McCormick, 350 Spokane Interfaith Group; Lynne H. Williams, MD, Baraka Interfaith Spiritual Community; Rev. Liv Larson Andrews, Salem Lutheran Church; Lauren Schubring, Regional Organizer, Faith Action Network, The NAACP Spokane Chapter 1137; Lani DeLong, retired RN; Sr. Pat Millen, OSF Sisters of Saint Francis of Philadelphia; Barbara Miller, Director of the Silver Valley Resource Center

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