The generosity of Americans is one of our best traits. ("Neighbors in Need climbs to $38,070" by The Daily News, Dec. 21, 2018) Thanks to The Daily News for leading the local Neighbors in Need drive: a great example of people and the press working together to make a difference. There are many examples of this way of making a difference: the recent bipartisan Farm Bill protecting SNAP, America’s first line defense against hunger, was championed by the people and the press. No surprise the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, that has saved 27 million lives since 2002, has found bipartisan support in Congress, thanks to citizens and the press. Coupled with PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief), we are finally making progress to controlling mankind’s three major pandemic killers. Of course we will need to continue America’s bold pledge to the Global Fund, which inspires two-thirds of the total money from other donors. 

Willie Dickerson

Snohomish, Wash.

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