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Letters to the Editor

The Michigan Democratic Party is uplifting and amplifying the voices of Democrats across the state through their letters to the editor. Find recent LTEs below. If you’ve published an LTE that you would like us to promote, click below and send it in!

Pitchford is Best Candidate for the 79th

Pitchford is Best Candidate for the 79th

Editor, Chokwe Pitchford is a young man who cares deeply about the people of Southwest Michigan. He has channeled his commitment into a strong campaign to become state representative for …

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Times of Crisis Are Also Times of Opportunity

Times of Crisis Are Also Times of Opportunity

Editor, These are turbulent times in our nation. A spotlight has been shone on the pervasive presence of racial inequities in many areas of society. In the midst of crisis, …

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DACA Recipients Need Permanent Protection

DACA Recipients Need Permanent Protection

Editor, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a program that provides temporary protection from deportation for individuals who were brought to the United States as children (“Dreamers”). The program, …

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Trump Not Up to the Challenge

Trump Not Up to the Challenge

Editor, It is not just that the president has tried at every turn to praise himself, denigrate others, promote unscientific and often dangerous “treatments” for COVID-19, and then get his …

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Thank Goodness for Gretchen Whitmer

Thank Goodness for Gretchen Whitmer

I am so disappointed in the national response to the COVID19 pandemic. Trump makes decisions with his gut and the COVID-19 pandemic has become a huge national disaster. I am …

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Maps Don’t Tell the Whole Story

Maps Don’t Tell the Whole Story

Several Saturday mornings ago, I sat at my desk at home and poured out into an email to close friends some of my deepest fears about COVID-19 and its impacts …

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Trump Not Up to Job

Trump Not Up to Job

When this plague called the coronavirus or COVID-19, the president was warned by our various spy agencies back in January. He chose to be dismissive and ignored the warning. Now …

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Everyone — including president — should respect health care workers

Everyone — including president — should respect health care workers

As a retired nurse, with over 42 years of nursing practice, I have nothing but admiration for the brave health care workers caring for the patients who suffer from COVID-19, …

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The Irony of the Current Chaos

The Irony of the Current Chaos

The current national health crisis reveals the shortcomings of our health system and shows how a strong structured care program is necessary for the well-being of our country. The Trump …

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A Pattern

A Pattern

On Friday March 27, Michigan had close to 3,000 confirmed cases and over 60 deaths attributed to the COVID-19 virus. By Monday March 30, Michigan now has 5391 confirmed cases …

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Disrespectful Tweets do Not Help Anything

Disrespectful Tweets do Not Help Anything

Just in case you missed this, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has lately been pressuring the White House to send needed medical supplies to Michigan to help fight the COVID-19 epidemic. We …

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