Letters to the Editor

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Congressional GOP, Not Trump, the True Target

Your article by Hamil Harris, “Nation’s Clergy Rally Against Action, Policies of Trump,” in the May 18, 2017, edition references several statements that Donald Trump made on the campaign trail about how he was going to help black Americans. Well, has Donald Trump said or even tweeted anything that was the truth? I will leave you to answer that. My contention is that Donald Trump doesn’t know what is going on, it’s the Republicans in the House and Senate that we need to be paying attention to. They rode Trump’s coattail into power and they are the ones pushing their policies and agenda down the throats of the American people. We need to see stories about how people are organizing to get the vote out so that we can get those Republicans out of the House and Senate. Let’s talk about how important it is to vote in all elections, and not only in the one to elect a president. I want to see articles about grass-roots efforts to get the vote out among young people, making sure they understand the importance of voting. Yes, Donald Trump is the president of the United States, but he’s not the most important part!

Leon Watson
Washington, D.C.

Inform Youths of Summer Opportunities

I think that it would be extremely beneficial for The Washington Informer to do a special article in the coming months about cultural opportunities for young people to take advantage of during the summer. I think that lists of job opportunities are pretty common, but there may be some students, younger and older, who may want to attend a theater camp, instrumental music lessons, outdoor survival classes, dance workshops, various programs in the visual arts or technology instruction. There are so many companies, theaters, schools and organizations that offer these types of programs for young people — some even at very low or no cost — but many who would take advantage do not know where to begin to look for them. I think The Washington Informer would do a great service to the community to compile such a listing so that parents would have a variety of options to choose from as they begin to make summer plans for their families.

Sonia Chetham

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