West Virginia’s legislature and the state’s declining population
They are not unrelated
State-by-state population growth rates from 2008 to 2018
From “Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis” by the Pew Research Center:
Bible classes passes WV Senate; waits for governor’s signature
From Victor Urecki, Rabbi of Charleston’s B’nai Jacob Synagogue:
This bill that placed biblical instruction in public schools, has just passed the Senate overwhelmingly.— victor urecki (@CharlestonRabbi) March 4, 2020
Thank you to @baldwinforwv , @IhlenfeldWV and Senator Corey Palumbo for having the courage and commonsense to vote no.
Cannot believe there were so few profiles of strength. https://t.co/IGIqqZdFJ7
Dear @wvlegislature,— victor urecki (@CharlestonRabbi) March 4, 2020
You just passed a Bible Bill.
Have it handy?
Maybe open it? :
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink."
Matthew 25: 35 https://t.co/Qzffb1w1nz
Special thanks to local delegate, Shawn Fluharty, whose Twitter feed called attention to all of this.