Don’t just vote, speak up | Letter

Great news that people can register and vote on election day (‘State’s new voting system passes key test’ by Jerry Cornfield, Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, Aug. 14).

Of course we don’t have to wait to vote to be active in our democracy. We can call or write our representatives and advise them on such important issues as hunger, affordable housing, and creating ladders out of poverty with fair tax policies.

We can thank Rep. Suzan DelBene and Sen. Maria Cantwell for introducing legislation that will increase affordable housing and are considering a renter’s tax credit that will help 40 million rent-stressed families, 11 million of which pay more than 50 percent of their income for rent. So speak up, vote, speak up, vote, and encourage others to do the same.

Willie Dickerson

Snohomish

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