Letters: A gut punch, and ‘necessary trouble’

Adele Kelly, Pittsboro
Posted 8/7/20

To the Editor:

Today I felt as if I received two punches to the gut! Most days I feel discouraged about the present state of politics, but today is different somehow. Maybe it’s reading that …

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Letters: A gut punch, and ‘necessary trouble’

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To the Editor:

Today I felt as if I received two punches to the gut! Most days I feel discouraged about the present state of politics, but today is different somehow. Maybe it’s reading that Mitch McConnell and the Senate are only offering $200 weekly to our citizens in need AND evictions can resume again.

There is so much wrong with our current state: COVID-19, maskwearing controversy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recurring cancer, businesses struggling to exist, schools struggling with decisions to keep students and staff safe, people struggling to feed their families and keep their homes, protesters being attacked by federal troops, and most disturbingly, a president who refuses to see, and a Congress without a heart.

These are just a few of the issues that plague my thinking today. We all need “some good news.” I’m starting a new postcard writing campaign for getting out the vote, and have volunteers willing to join me.

We are planning to write and send out 375 cards this time around. We’ve written thousands already for candidates. These writer volunteers carry my optimism, as well as all the medical workers, volunteers at food banks, and all the people that help make our world better.

As the dedicated leader John Lewis said in his final essay: “Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble.”

We all need to help turn this country around in order to move forward and create that world that Lewis envisioned.

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