Arrow-right Camera
Opinion >  Letters

Vote for the future

If there is one issue that will clinch how you vote, please make it be the very health of us, our children and the planet.

What is a “cancer cluster”? …a “cancer alley”? Why have rates of childhood leukemia been rising, and also cancers in younger and younger adults? What explains the increase in neurological and other chronic conditions?

Voters and politicians talk of the high cost of health care, but they do not ask, “Why are so many people sick?”

I know women who have chosen to limit their family or even remain childless, based on their concern about the suffering in this overpopulated world. They sense a bleak future for their children and grandchildren.

What a painfully sad choice.

It is not my place to condemn them.

If we could focus on clean, renewable energy, like solar and wind, there could be a more peaceful world.

I am voting for those who understand these critical issues and want to act now to protect and clean up the air, the lakes and rivers and oceans and the very food we eat.

It’s time to tend this beautiful garden.

Cathy Conrad-Rice

Spokane


 

Letters policy

The Spokesman-Review invites original letters of no more than 200 words on topics of public interest. Unfortunately, we don’t have space to publish all letters received, nor are we able to acknowledge their receipt. We accept no more than one letter a month from the same writer. Please remember to include your daytime phone number and street address. The Spokesman-Review retains the nonexclusive right to archive and re-publish any material submitted for publication.

Send letters to:
Letters to the Editor
The Spokesman-Review
999 W. Riverside Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201

Email: editor@spokesman.com
Fax: (509) 459-3815
Questions?: (509) 459-5430