Letter: Battle’s story shows value of young people in politics

Jun 20, 2017

The story of Niko Battle and Sarah Kneller is inspirational from both sides (“The campaign kid: 16-year-old pursues passion for politics,” June 7).

Niko shows young people how to take part in our government, while Sarah’s example of trust gives him the opportunity that young people don’t always find. It reminds me of the Results organization (results.org) that I volunteer with to end hunger and poverty.

Every year, Results offers 100 young people a chance to become Real Change Scholars, and learn to advocate for these issues. This yearlong commitment involves two trips to Washington D.C., learning in the classroom, and actual meetings with representatives and senators. These young people go on to better understand how our political system works, using their voices to make a difference and actually save lives.

Currently, volunteers are working on the health care bill affordably covering all Americans and getting Congress to continue support of the Global Partnership for Education in areas of poverty around the world.

Results volunteers come from all ages, and with the influx each year of young people, the organization stays strong. So, thanks for another story of an example that shows how generations can work together.

 

Willie Dickerson
Snohomish
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