Liberty Party USA Initiates “We Stand as One” Against Ebola
July 25, 2014
The National Chairman of Liberty Party, Cllr. Fonati Koffa, announced an immediate halt to all political activities of Liberty Party in order to focus solely on eradicating Ebola from Liberia. Speaking to reporters in Monrovia, Liberty Party Chairman said the National Executive Committee decided the fight against Ebola was of higher importance then running campaigns. Additionally, the Party announced the formation of the Liberty Party Ebola Task Force, co-chaired by Edith Gongloe-Weh and Ben Sanvee in Liberia and Philip Suah in the United States.
In response to calls by Liberty Party’s National Executive Committee, made through its National Chairman Cllr. Fonati Koffa, the leadership team of Liberty Party USA (LPUSA) has responded with the “We Stand as One” campaign against Ebola. The campaign is intended to bring Liberians in the diaspora together in a unified effort to combat the Ebola Virus Disease. “We Stand as One” is intended to be a non-political operation intended to foster collaboration among Liberians and create synergy by connected Liberians to international partners, organizations and individuals. The effort will begin with a broad outreach to all Liberian organizations, social and civic groups outside the country to create awareness and form the basis for collaboration. Although “We Stand as One” is initiated by LPUSA, the collaboration will belong to all Liberians and partners of Liberia in the fight against Ebola.
LPUSA believes that removing political affiliations from “We Stand as One” will create a comfortable environment for all Liberians and friends of Liberia to partner and help the fight. The collaboration is scheduled to kick off with conference calls between the unified Liberian community and other key stakeholders including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Samaritan’s Purse, among others.
Liberty Party so far has played a role in the fight against Ebola with several press releases encouraging Liberians to take preventative measures to stop the spread of the disease.