Dunleavy, other governors oppose Biden proposal to give WHO power of global health orders with Pandemic Treaty

Working Group on Amendments to the International Health Regulations co-chairs Dr. Ashley Bloomfield of New Zealand and Dr Abdullah Assiri of Saudi Arabia lead the effort to create stronger international health governance, which may weaken national sovereignty.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Wednesday joined 23 other Republican governors in a letter to President Joe Biden, stating their unequivocal opposition to the Biden negotiations with the World Health Organization that would grant the WHO unprecedented and unconstitutional powers over the United States and its people. 

The governors’ letter to Biden says, “if adopted, these agreements would seek to elevate the WHO from an advisory body to a global authority in public health. Under the proposed amendments and treaty, the WHO’s Director-General would supposedly gain unilateral power to declare a ‘public health emergency of international concern’ (PHEIC) in member nations, extending beyond pandemics to include a range of perceived emergencies.” 

The governors imply the proposals could even violate the 10th Amendment, by eroding “state sovereignty by granting the WHO’s Director-General the authority to dictate responses to a declared PHEIC, stripping elected representatives of their role in setting public health policies and compelling citizens to comply with WHO directives, potentially including mandates regarding medical treatments.” 

Signatories of the letter were all Republican governors and include: Governor Kay Ivey (AL), Governor Mike Dunleavy (AK), Governor Sarah Sanders (AR), Governor Ron DeSantis (FL), Governor Brian Kemp (GA), Governor Brad Little (ID), Governor Eric Holcomb (IN), Governor Kim Reynolds (IA), Governor Jeff Landry (LA), Governor Tate Reeves (MS), Governor Greg Gianforte (MT), Governor Jim Pillen (NE), Governor Joe Lombardo (NV), Governor Chris Sununu (NH), Governor Doug Burgum (ND), Governor Kevin Stitt (OK), Governor Henry McMaster (SC), Governor Kristi Noem (SD), Governor Bill Lee (TN), Governor Greg Abbott (TX), Governor Spencer Cox (UT), Governor Glenn Youngkin (VA), Governor Jim Justice (WV), and Governor Mark Gordon (WY).

Read the full letter here


  1. Kinda late to the game, aren’t ya?

    The Cowardly Lion was remarkably quiet when places like Anchorage and Juneau were trampling our civil rights and destroying lives.

    Now he roars?

    • Better late than never. At least he’s uniting with other governors to argue disdain for UN Healthcare. Legislature should have followed Louisianas lead and passed a law, nullifying participation or recognition of WHO authority. There are more to blame than Mike.

  2. To all who don’t vote you don’t deserve a dividend your a filthy coward lazy couch potato who could care less about anything. GOD IS LOOKING FOR OBEDIENT DOERS OF THE GOOD.

  3. It’s easy for Dunleavy to act tough now. When it was hard, he gave the state over to absolute nuts like Zink and Lafrance and let them have their way with us. And to Dunleavy’s hype guy, Smoldon, yes the Governor has the authority and the sworn duty to protect civil liberties, even if a local bureaucrat at the lowest rung of the ladder doesn’t want him to.

  4. The extension of control over any part of our government or population to the WHO would be an act of treason , under the US Constitution.

    • They sbould!!! I had dealings with a ranch of the WHO in my last job. They were deadbeats tried to stiff us on their bill.it took hours of work getting through the bureaucracy just to reach the guy who could approve payment on work they already contracted for almost like the assembly here.

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