Letter to the editor

Tell them we are watching

To the editor: I have written my representatives in Washington and have voiced my displeasure with the lack of progress, and now it looks like they think we are not paying attention. We the people of Alaska want our representatives to know we expect them to do their jobs, give us updates, focus on the problems of the country without constantly being supervised. We expect representation of all residents in the state, not from one party or the other. We are citizens of the United States and demand our representatives do their jobs. We want action on the deficit, we want infrastructure funding, we want affordable health care and we want a government run by the people and not by one person. There are over 327 million people, and we demand to represent not just the 62 million who voted for Donald Trump and the Republican Party.

I say this, write your representatives in Washington, send them an email, send them a physical letter, call their offices, walk into your local office, tell them you are watching.

I say presidents need to release their taxes. I say representatives need to get information. I say the White House needs to release information that Congress requests. This is an example of oversight of our government. There are watchdog organizations to make sure our government works ethically, morally and for the people of the U.S.

People of Alaska, make our representatives aware that we are watching, the world is watching and they need to behave like professionals and not like children. I am tired of the image of the U.S. being a third world country that can’t get its government to work like it is supposed to. 

So residents of Alaska, citizens of the United States, write your Washington representatives and let them know you are watching, you are aware of what’s going on and you want them to pay attention and do their job. Pass bills, do oversight and spend our money responsibly like we elected them to do.

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