Find out who your legislators are, then give them direction

Commentary | November 6, 2014 | By John Burbank | Everett Herald

The people we elect this November have a lot on their plate, from education to protecting the environment, to dealing with coal trains, to ensuring that we have a strong public health network (essential to corralling a disease like Ebola). But we shouldn't just assume that legislators will act for the public good all by themselves. We can and should let them know what we think is good and essential public policy. If we don't then the discussion will be controlled by the corporate lobbyists who crowd the halls in Olympia.

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