There is great hope for families and, therefore, America’s future, on the horizon with the pending “social safety net” legislation. (“How the social safety net in a $3.5 trillion budget plan might impact families,” by Lois M. Collins, Deseret News, Aug. 25) This budget plan would continue the recent relief that cuts child poverty in half, improve educational equity by funding preschool and community college, and broaden health care coverage, critical in the era of pandemics.
While it is not bipartisan currently, we can ask those who represent us to vote for it. No matter what party, families matter, as does equity in our country. This legislation would take steps to bring hope to both.