So important now | Letter

I certainly agree with Willie Dickerson (“Don’t just vote, speak up,” Reporter, Aug. 26) regarding being proactive in our democracy by contacting our political leaders.

With our extreme wealth divide looming ever larger, it’s so important now. Yes, the United States has 40 million rent-stressed families and 12.8 million kids – about one in five – living in poverty.

Did you know that in the late 1970s, the United States had even a modest surplus of affordable housing units for the lowest-income people? Adjusted for inflation, the federal budget for housing assistance programs 50 years ago was nearly three times more than it is today, in spite of significant growth in the number of low-income renters eligible for housing assistance.

President Donald Trump wants to slash funding for critical programs regarding housing, education, SNAP (food stamps), etc. We can go to cantwell.senate.gov and murray.senate.gov to learn how our U. S. senators are working to keep and strengthen the public safety net and thank them!

Donna Munro

Beremerton


In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@bothell-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.bothell-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

More in Letters to the Editor

A way to keep us healthy | Letter

A way to keep us healthy A problem has occurred recently that… Continue reading

Kenmore council let them down | Letter

On Feb. 3, the Kenmore City Council had a special meeting regarding… Continue reading

Two solutions | Letter

Facts about the growing gap between the super rich and the vast… Continue reading

More community members weigh in on election | Letters

Thompson has positive ideas I write in support of Mason Thompson for… Continue reading

An unenforceable ban | Letter

As the advisory vote in Snohomish County regarding a fireworks ban approaches,… Continue reading

Community members weigh in on election | Letters

Sperry cares for Kenmore My husband and I are supporting Van Sperry… Continue reading

Thompson is ‘exceptionally well qualified’ | Letter

I am currently the presiding judge for Snohomish County District Court and… Continue reading

Thompson, a judge to be proud of | Letter

Judge Paul Thompson was an excellent choice for our governor to make… Continue reading

Okoloko is hard working and ethical | Letter

As a recently retired trial attorney after a long career in the… Continue reading

Duerr hardworking and engaged | Letter

Davina Duerr may be the most hard-working and engaged member who has… Continue reading

Vote for Okoloko | Letter

I support Judge Edirin Okoloko for the position of Superior Court judge.… Continue reading

Retain Okoloko as Superior Court judge | Letter

After a 23-year career as a Snohomish County judge, having served more… Continue reading