Democracy works best when more participate | Letter

Exciting to see so many people filing to run for office. (See ‘Candidates file for November election’ by Catherine Krummey, Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, May 22.)

Our democracy works best when more of us participate. Our representatives and senators need to hear what matters to us. For example, the health care bill that just passed the house is being rewritten in the Senate. Our stories about the importance of health insurance coverage need to be shared with Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell. They will use these stories to make sure no one loses their health care.

This is important since the bill that passed in the House would cause millions of Americans to lose their insurance. The changes to the Medicaid program will especially harm children, the elderly and those with disabilities. So pick up the phone or a pen and participate in our democracy by contacting our senators. You can help make a difference for millions of Americans!

Willie Dickerson,

Snohomish

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