Engaging hope with action is important

Teresa Rugg of Snohomish County RESULTS (Guest Commentary, Nov. 26), and also Hazel B. Gray of Snohomish (Letters, Dec. 4) express heartfelt pleas that concerned citizens call upon senators and representatives to “keep the promise by endorsing the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and malaria.”

I congratulate them and honor just such cries of hope arising where apathy and frustration confound and immobilize. It’s a small number of people who will step up and respond to their reasonable request for action and yet I know that our society would be less if these women chose silence with such overwhelming odds of this pandemic. As they have explained, there is a plan and promise in place, it simply requires continued support and implementation. We have been called to ask our leaders to continue what they have already begun.

As we consider options there is always hope. Teresa and Hazel clearly engaged hope with action. Thanks to them for rekindling my hope through action to fight these diseases of our world.

Nancy L. Curtiss


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