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Voting is the first step

Great news: Spokane voters are turning out in record numbers. (‘Spokane voting heavy in early balloting’ by Jim Camden, The Spokesman-Review, October 25, 2018)

This is exactly what strengthens our democracy. After the election, people can continue to participate to make a better country and world, by speaking to those we elect. We can encourage them to do what it takes to end hunger and poverty by passing legislation like the Senate version of the Farm Bill which protects SNAP, our frontline program to battle hunger. With one in five children living in poverty in America, further action will be needed.

We can make this happen by staying active in our democracy.

Willie Dickerson

Snohomish, WA 98290

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