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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 15:45

We all need to speak up

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To the Editor:

Does opening your email or Facebook feed or nightly news programs make your blood pressure go up? Does the flood of the political turmoil coming out of the President’s office, the Senate, the House, and North Carolina Legislature leave you “Dazed and Confused”? Join the crowd. Maybe it is because we have not told them what we expect and what our families and communities need. 

The One Equal World organization suggested that people mail a postcard to Trump on March 15th opposing his administration. The idea was to flood his mailbox. That may feel good to some, and it is easy to do, but it really does not address the family and community concerns we want addressed.

Why not create a family portrait postcard with your family on one side and your handwritten requests or concerns plus the address and stamp on the other side? That way your senators, your representative, President Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will have a picture and know that this letter represents a whole family of voters. There is no time limit on mailing these cards. You can even send emails with your family portrait attached. This is your way of speaking for your family if they agree.  

Local print shops can make cards inexpensively if you provide the photo. Your county library can show you how to do it on your own. It is time for you to tell it like it is. Speak for yourself. And keep speaking out. 

Newton Smith

Tuckasegee

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