The president's decision to withdraw our country from the World Health Organization is misguided.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our entire planet, and it is essential that we stand with the rest of the world in facing this challenge.
Our withdrawal from the WHO could slow research and development of safe, effective COVID-19 treatments and vaccines.
130,000 of our neighbors, friends, and families - our fellow Americans - have died of COVID-19. To refuse to contribute to a worldwide effort to eradicate this disease dishonors their memories and puts countless additional lives in danger.
I am aware that the WHO's response to the COVID-19 pandemic has not been perfect. If we leave the WHO, we surrender the opportunity to improve the organization in the event of future pandemics.
Our country and our world is better when we stand together in the face of adversity. I implore you to honor the memory of the 130,000 Americans who have needlessly died of COVID-19 by opposing our country's withdrawal from the World Health Organization.