Letter to the editor: Looking to the future

Posted 1/28/20

Looking to the future We are in caring hands with our latest city council membership. With Pam Grove, Kelly Milliman and Scott Melin joining Karina Elrod, the city has taken a step forward to express …

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Letter to the editor: Looking to the future

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Looking to the future

We are in caring hands with our latest city council membership. With Pam Grove, Kelly Milliman and Scott Melin joining Karina Elrod, the city has taken a step forward to express our appreciation and acceptance to our surrounding immigrant cultures that represent the future of American growth.

Littleton now proudly looks forward to a time when our racial composition will be more diverse. My wife and I volunteer at the Littleton Immigrant Resources Center. So far, we have helped citizens from Mexico, Japan, Iran, South Korea, Ghana and Vietnam. They either wish to improve their English speaking skills or seek help to pass the citizenship examination. Regardless, they all humbly display their lack of English, a very complicated language, becoming vulnerable to a teacher with command of the same. All of our students have been hard workers. They represent America’s future.

Kudos to city council members for supporting them and their efforts. You too can help. Call the Immigration Littleton Immigrant Resources Center. Ask if they can use your volunteer help. We can all give back to the country and community we love.

David Eberhard

Littleton

Gardner badly falling short

Considering the latest evasion tactics of Cory Gardner, I can only conclude he is a senator only in his own mind — in his imagination.

When confronted by local news media, the senator evaded questions about the impeachment trial (for which he is a juror), escaping to the DIA parking lot for a meeting (another figment of his imagination?). He has also evaded the question about whether it is OK for a president to seek foreign assistance to win an election. Yes or no, Cory. That question doesn’t demand an elaborate answer.

We constituents can’t ask him directly about his positions as he’s not held an open town hall in over two years, so we rely on the free press to get answers for us.

When an incumbent represents me, I want to hear full-throated, clear, concise statements to questions posed about where they stand on issues.

I expect regular opportunities to interact with them throughout their term of office. I expect — no, I demand — accountability and transparency. 

Otherwise, that person is a phantom to me. This suburban woman doesn’t vote for phantoms.

Lynne Popkowski

Littleton

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