Anti-mask protesters are organizing against Mayor Katrina Foley and Mother’s Market in response to the enforcement of the city and State face mask mandates.
They brought a crowd of unmasked protestors to town and tried to force their way into businesses in violation of not only the City of Costa Mesa's mask ordinance, but the guidelines published by the Orange County Health Care Agency, the California Department of Public Health, and the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Their irresponsible actions will force the Costa Mesa Police Department to dispatch officers to monitor the protest and put themselves at even more risk exactly when the city's case count is spiking. Mayor Foley and our CMPD officers need our support!
It's undisputed that wearing a mask will help destroy COVID-19 and allow us to open up our businesses and schools. Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the CDC, said, "If we could get everybody to wear a mask right now, I really think in the next four, six, eight weeks, we could bring this epidemic under control." (https://www.statnews.com/2020/07/14/if-everyone-wore-mask-covid19-could-be-controlled-cdc-director-urges/)
Sign our petition to make it clear: Costa Mesa residents stand in support of wearing a mask, protecting our community, and protesting SAFELY. #MaskUptoOpenUp
We, the undersigned, stand with Mayor Katrina Foley and the officers of the Costa Mesa Police Department, whose personal safety and health have been threatened by the irresponsible actions of protestors who refuse to heed basic science and wear a mask in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Support Mayor Katrina Foley & CMPD - Wear a Mask! petition to Mayor Katrina Foley was written by Foley for Mayor and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.