Letter to the editor: Make sure you are heard

Posted 7/30/19

Make sure you are heard Have you heard of The Borgen Project? TBP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, fighting global poverty since 2003. The organization encompasses a wide network of active …

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Letter to the editor: Make sure you are heard

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Have you heard of The Borgen Project? TBP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, fighting global poverty since 2003. The organization encompasses a wide network of active citizens throughout the United States working to educate others about global poverty realities and get nonpartisan global poverty legislation passed. 

I support The Borgen Project because I believe that the moment we stop caring is the moment we lose our freedom. TBP encourages people to interact more with their political leaders and educates people about the misconceptions commonly associated with global poverty. 

TBP has taught me that it is possible to get your leaders to listen. Just like everything else, we are not entitled to the attention of those we vote into office, no matter how well they promise it. Contacting members of Congress should not be reserved for the times we are outraged by an event or headline; a populace that decides to participate only when dismayed is not participating constructively.

Regardless of our political beliefs, we are lucky to live in the United States, and especially lucky to live in Colorado. In 2018, Douglas County was ranked the sixth wealthiest county in the U.S. and this year ranked the first healthiest community in the U.S. It also has one of the lowest child poverty rates in the nation.

In light of all this, I want to make full use of the rights I have as a U.S. citizen and advocate for the issues I care about. I think you should, too.

Megan Takeda

Castle Rock

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