Governor Douglas, I write to you on a subject close to my heart and close to my family. Our children attend Edmunds Middle School and I am distressed over the school's non-accessibility for those who cannot use stairs. Others can speak more forcefully on the personal impact of this barrier to civic participation. I just want to say it is terribly unfair. Our civic buildings absolutely must be open to everyone. Anything less is an affront to democracy and a failure of leadership.
Please consider using some of the economic stimulus funds to create full accessibility at Edmunds. This is a project just like any other public works project: it can create jobs and get wages flowing back into the community. And like roads and bridges (only more so), it will have an enduring impact that strengthens our society.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
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