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Letter: Put partisanship aside and work to end poverty

Put partisanship aside and work to end poverty

“Poverty is a death sentence. ... Fifteen neighborhoods in Baltimore have lower life expectancies than North Korea.” I had just finished reading this quote from Bernie Sanders when I turned to a more upbeat article in Sunday’s News about Congress selecting the bison as the national mammal.

In a remarkable turnaround, both houses of Congress as well as the president are prepared to put partisan politics aside and do something for the status of Buffalo’s hometown symbol.

Nothing against the bison, but if our leaders in Washington had chosen the human being as our national mammal, perhaps they would be motivated to work together to address the death sentence of poverty in our nation.

Dan Brunson

East Aurora