UPSTATE NEW YORKER WOULD RATHER FEEL THE BERN THAN LET THE CLIMATE BURN

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To the Editor,

I am asking your paper to consider an endorsement of Senator Bernie Sanders for President because he addresses “Combating Climate Change to Save the Planet” which I believe should be our number one priority as a nation. Studies show that the next 5-10 years will determine the fate of our planet. We are rapidly approaching a “tipping point” with our environment. It is crucial that Senator Sanders wins the election so he can move ahead with his initiatives. After all, if the planet dies, we will have nothing. No food. No water. More wars.

In 1999, an 88-year-old activist, (the late) Doris “Granny D” Haddock walked from California to Washington, D.C. to bring attention to Campaign Finance Reform. Until Bernie Sanders started running for President, we heard virtually nothing about how corporations buy elections. It is speculated Hillary Clinton’s super PACs have taken $1.8 – $4.5 million from the fossil fuel industry. Undoubtedly, she will not go against the corporations who help get her elected.

Your endorsement of Senator Sanders proclaims your publication’s clear understanding of the importance of electing a President who will handle the impending environmental crisis with urgency and effectiveness.

Sincerely,
Barbara Maltese
Rochester, NY

Editor’s note – The Rockland County Times endorsed Donald J. Trump for president in the April 7 edition

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