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More than 20 nonprofit organizations, including one headed by a church pastor in Fontana, have joined together to express their dissatisfaction with the actions of some Inland Empire political leaders during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The community groups sent out a joint letter which accused the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, Riverside County Supervisors Karen Spiegel and Jeff Hewitt, and Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco of mishandling the COVID-19 response of their respective jurisdictions.

One of the organizations signing on to the letter was Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement (COPE). Samuel Casey is the executive director of COPE and also is the senior pastor and founder of New Life Christian Church in Fontana.

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