Help give children opportunities to excel | Letter

Jun 08, 2016

Editor, The Beacon:

Thanks to the Rotary for recognizing Mariner senior Yasmine Myers for her academic, volunteer, and athletic accomplishments [“Rotary honors ‘extremely positive’ Mariner senior” June 1,].

Yasmine sets a high bar, doing her best to create a better world. It shows how far each of us, given the opportunity can go.

Nearly 6 million children in our world die every year in our world before they get this opportunity. Fortunately, Congress is considering a bill to change this.

The Reach Every Mother and Child Act has been co-sponsored by 11 out of 12 of our congressional delegation. Now is the time for them to make a push to pass it.

Our calls and letters to our representatives and senators asking them to do just that can make it happen, giving all children the opportunity to excel like Yasmine.

Willie Dickerson,


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