The day after the celebration of change-maker Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., comes a letter judging my congresswoman not by the content of her character, but by the content of her bank account (“Rep. DelBene is too rich to represent our district,” The Herald, Jan. 16).
While Rep. Suzan DelBene has no worries about money, she is concerned about the situation of every American. Far from losing touch, the congresswoman has fought to preserve the safety net programs that battle hunger and provide health care. In addition, she managed to attach a job-training program to the last farm bill to help people leave poverty. She voted against tax cuts for the wealthy, disguised as health care programs or touted as tax cuts for all.
This representative of the people of Snohomish County works hard to make life better for all. She is approachable, willing to work with members of the other party, and listens to constituents. While it would be a great idea to make running for Congress affordable to all Americans, saying a great representative like DelBene can’t represent us because she has money, doesn’t make sense.