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What can we do when the majority of the population favors the opposite of what a minority are calling for? (“Simple solutions,” by Bob Schulze, The Billings Gazette, Jan. 25, 2019.)

Call, write or visit those who represent you and talk to them. That worked recently when constituents asked their representatives to sign a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling for America’s continued leadership in supporting the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. One hundred thirty six members of the House from both parties signed this letter, and no wonder, the Global Fund has saved more than 27 million lives in the previous 16 years. Continued support now protects us locally by battling these three pandemics globally and is on the path to control these diseases. So take the time to speak up and help create a safer country and more prosperous world.

Willie Dickerson

Snohomish, Wash.

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