Letters to the Editor

Aug 28, 2019

Making a difference

 

Thanks for printing my favorite quote from Dr. King:  “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?”  (“What are you doing to help others?” by John McAlpine, Mukilteo Beacon, Aug. 21, 2019)

Many opportunities are listed, to which I add one more: be a more active part of our democracy.

Of course, voting is top of the list, but that doesn’t come around very often. We can also speak to those who represent us about what can make a difference for all people.

Rep. Rick Larsen offers many opportunities where he listens and answers questions. He is a champion for health care and global health because his constituents asked him to support this work. Whether it is health care for all Americans, or protecting us from pandemics by supporting the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, Congressman Larsen is working hard to make sure there is funding. So take the time to thank this representative for his hard work and let him know that this benefits us all, and matters to you.

This is one way for you to answer Dr. King’s urgent question.

 

Willie Dickerson

Snohomish

 

Thumbs up for Stoltz piece

 

We would like to give a big thank you to Kevin Stoltz for his recent  (and previous) op-eds, "Let's talk airplane noise."

As a previous councilmember, current Ferry Advisory Committee lead, and all round "Old Town" nice guy, Kevin has always looked out for the best interests of Mukilteo residents and has used his efforts past and present to attempt to preserve what we love about Mukilteo and use his expertise to guide/lobby the City in the right direction and in making right decisions. Many issues have been discussed at many meetings.

His thoughtful intelligence and well-researched op-eds are educating. We urge all residents to take them to heart and pay attention and get involved.

It's been 20-plus years since our first meeting and we remember fondly our field trips to find the Blue Heron nests.

Thank you and let’s keep up the good fight.

 

Paula and Daniel Sullivan

Mukilteo

 

 

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