I would like to thank Rick Wicks for bringing Congressional House Resolution 1 to the attention of Alaskans, at least those who read the paper. This was the first piece of legislation passed by the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, but already, Sen. Mitch McConnell is announcing it “dead on arrival” in the Senate. This is unfortunate, as it reflects the desires of most Americans to see reforms made to our political system, and deserves a hearing and debate in the Senate.
Although it may be labeled as a “Democratic” agenda, this is wrong. It contains many of the reforms that former Republican Congressman Mickey Edwards, who served for 16 years, outlines in his book: “The Parties Versus The People.” Labeling it a “Democratic” bill is a way to turn off all other voters.
I urge anyone who is not familiar to simply look up this bill, take a few moments to read up on it, and then, as Mr. Wicks suggests, contact our senators to urge McConnell to give it a chance. Meanwhile, get involved with one of the many groups locally who are working on these reforms at the local level!
— Beverly Churchill
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