Leaders in Congress must hear our voices | Letter to the editor

To the editor:

Perfect timing to suggest we spend money to save lives instead of other actions, or little action at all. (“Spend money to save lives, not take them,” by Pat Wolff, Bainbridge Island Review, May 5)

Right now, there are proposals in Congress to deal with the housing crisis that would help cut off the flow to homelessness; to increase the funding for SNAP (formerly food stamps) to battle hunger; and to increase our pledge to fight pandemics with extra money for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Both of these organizations are well positioned and working hard to battle global pandemics, including COVID-19.

So speak up to the members of our Washington state Congressional delegation, champions of this life-saving work, asking for follow through and double their efforts to keep us safe and bring equity to America.

WILLIE DICKERSON

Snohomish

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