January 19, 2022 News & Press Releases

Statement From DPVA Chair Susan Swecker on Parents Suing Governor Youngkin Over Illegal Executive Order That Rescinds Mask Requirement in Schools

by Democratic Party of Virginia

Richmond, VA —Today, DPVA Chair Susan Swecker released the following statement after the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that parents from Chesapeake filed suit in the Virginia Supreme Court against Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s illegal executive order that rescinds mask requirements in schools across Virginia: 

“We applaud Virginia’s parents for standing up to Gov. Youngkin’s illegal executive order that puts our children’s health and safety at risk as COVID-19 surges, and threatens in-person learning across the Commonwealth. As the governor prioritizes defunding schools over following the science, Virginians should be reminded that Democrats opened all 132 school divisions for safe in-person instruction. Gov. Youngkin is putting politics over the well-being of Virginia’s families—it’s dangerous and unacceptable.”