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Letter: Working together still matters

Letter to the Editor Deseret News

I agree with Jan Evans that we the people are what make America great and will continue to do so. That doesn’t mean we can’t work with those who represent us to make a difference.

This happened this month when delegates from around the world met in France for the sixth replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Thanks to people across the country speaking to their representatives, a bipartisan group from Congress went to France and spoke of America’s increased pledge for the Global Fund. America’s increase inspired other donors to do the same and even new donors to pledge for the first time.

Now fully funded, the Global Fund can continue its work over the next three years, saving 16 million lives, preventing over 200 million new infections and protecting us locally by battling these diseases globally. So take time to say thanks to our representatives who supported this effort and ask them to continue to make America and the world a better place by working together.

Willie Dickerson

Snohomish, Washington