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Campaign bullying children

Lisa Brown needs to have her campaign team stop stealing from kids at local neighborhood parades.

I attended the Hillyard parade with my grandkids, ages two and four, this past weekend. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ campaign passed by and happily gave my grandkids candy, frozen Otter Pops and stickers with a handshake and a smile.

You can imagine my surprise when Lisa Brown’s campaign came later and a male team member approached my four-year-old grandson and began bullying him for the Cathy stickers given to him just a few minutes earlier. He told my grandson that he would not give him candy unless he handed over the stickers on his arm.

When I told him to not involve my grandkids in his politics, he finally relented and gave the candy to them without taking the stickers. As he left, however, he smiled wryly and proudly showed me his stack of Cathy stickers he had already taken from other kids along the parade route.

Shame on you, Lisa! I expect better from your campaign. Don’t force the ugliness of modern politics on our young kids. Offer people your own campaign stickers. Don’t steal Cathy’s stickers and stop bullying little kids.

Michelle Schweikert

Spokane Valley


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