A hand-written letter is a powerful tool. Especially when combined with thousands of others. Amnesty International uses this tool to put pressure on governments to shine a light on forgotten prisoners. This year, the Kitsap County chapter of Amnesty International is again joining this effort through its annual Write for Rights event.
Many thanks to the emergency medical technicians from Kitsap County Fire District 18 (Poulsbo Fire), who responded to our home a few times in 2014.
Since the news lately has been so full of the story of Ferguson and then, today, about a grand jury in New York deciding not to indict a case there, it seems that law enforcement folks are having a tough time. Likewise, citizens are doubting the people who have been tasked with keeping order. There are race and discrimination issues at play, and I have been appalled at some of what has been shared on social media. But I think that one way through this is to support and value our local officers for the job they do.
Thanks to smart and quick thinking by our police, many businesses were saved from potential losses. My sincerest thanks to our police force.
Following is a letter that I sent to Rep. Sherry Appleton earlier Tuesday.
What an amazing community we live and work in...Our efforts to raise fund does not stop now.