Use your voice | Letter

Excellent reporting on the Margins program from Mercer Island High School (Reporter, June 14).

Kudos to the staff and students involved in this social justice program. This actually makes them part of “amazing people, doing incredible things.”

As Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

I have seen this again and again, in my volunteering with RESULTS (results.org), working to end hunger and poverty. Together, with members of Congress from all parties, we support initiatives like the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Change does happen.

The Global Fund has not only saved 27 million lives since it began in 2002, prevented millions of new infections and strengthened health care systems, but also keeps us on the path to finally controlling these pandemics.

Working with Congresswoman DelBene and both Sens. Murray and Cantwell helps insure change for the better. Our voices matter, including (and especially) young people. RESULTS offers young people 18-30 a change to learn positive activism with the Real Change Scholar program. Younger students are included as active volunteers with local groups.

So learn to use your powerful voices, no matter what your age!

Willie Dickerson

Snohomish

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