The following Press Release was sent out by Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Humphreys on July 15:
Ed Humphreys, GOP Candidate for Idaho Governor, called on the Idaho Legislature to come back into session to stop Idaho companies from forcing employees to take any experimental treatments.
Humphreys’ message to the Legislature expressed, “Please don’t weigh the lobbyists opinions without going down to a hospital and hearing the opinion of the people on the frontline. About 100,000 Idahoans work for just 10 companies. Our workforce is only ~750,000. We can’t ignore the great everyday people and continue to make decisions with input only from the C-Suite and “K-Street” types.”Advertisement
Ed Humphreys spent 3 days recently at a hospital from the delivery of their daughter, Ruby. During that time, he connected with many staff members and feels strongly that the legislature needs to get broad public input before dismissing these serious concerns. “Our great nurses and health-care workers are hesitant to participate in an experimental treatment. We can’t abandon them when they need us most.” Humphreys said.