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People’s column

‘Good people’ help in dilemma

Editor, OBSERVER:

I want to thank the person or persons that saw my car being hit in the Walmart parking lot on Monday morning. I appreciate that there are good people in this area that would take the time to take a picture of the license plate of a driver who did not stop when he hit a car in the parking lot.

Thanks again. It is very much appreciated by me.

MELINDA BELL,

Fredonia

Party matters in this election

Editor, OBSERVER:

OK, let’s talk apples to oranges. Let’s say Joe Biden and Donald Trump are not qualified or liked as becoming president. Let’s just state what you believe each party stands for and what they are going to do for you personally and for the country you and your family live in.

Please be specific, touching on the things you feel are most important to you. This is as important as the midnight ride of Paul Revere and the Tea Party.

Forget everything happening right now, we want to go forward and into the future. We are talking about party platforms, not personalities.

Forget the media, all of it, they are not representing you –just their owners and policy makers. They are not you. Don’t rely on promises and what you perceive to be your Utopia.

Until you can truthfully answer the above, will you know what party –not the candidate — you wish as your president going forward. This is not about race, religion, justice or injustice. You cannot change the past, but can change the future.

Please take this seriously as we are at a pivotal point in this country. You be the judge.

SHIRLEY DeJOHN,

Fredonia

Do as Trump says, not as he does

Editor, OBSERVER:

Do you know who’s voting by mail this election? Donald Trump. And do you know who’s making it harder for everyone else in the country to vote by mail in the middle of a global pandemic? That’s right — Donald Trump.

He and other White House officials have gone on record with false claims against mail-in voting, even though it’s one of the safest options for us to cast our ballots as the country recovers from this pandemic.

In the face of Trump’s hypocrisy, I expect Congress to do the right thing and provide both economic relief and expanded funding for no-excuse absentee voting, early voting, and other options to make voting safer this November. These are all common-sense reforms that a vast majority of Americans support and changes that would help increase voter participation during and after this crisis.

Even though Congress allocated some funds to help states implement these voting reforms, without an additional $3.6 billion in election assistance funding, some voters may not be able to make their voices heard during one of the most important elections of our lifetime.

We must prevent a situation where voters are forced to choose between protecting their health and casting a ballot — no matter what Trump says.

Congress has the ability to act right now and we need to make sure our representatives know that anything less than immediate action is unacceptable.

MICHAEL GAWRONSKI,

Dunkirk

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