Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Dec. 1, 2021

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Letter: Stonier works for those in need


I would like to thank Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, for leading the legislative charge to pass the Breakfast After the Bell bill. Now that Republicans no longer have the power to block these bills in the Senate, let’s hope it actually becomes state law this time.

As all educators know, basic needs such as hunger need to be satisfied in order for meaningful learning to occur. There are many students living in situations where hunger cannot be avoided, including many of the nearly 40,000 homeless students in the state of Washington. Stonier’s idea will allow hungry students access to food at school while reducing the amount of instruction they might miss under current conditions.

My hope is that more politicians will work for those who need help, rather than passing laws that help themselves.

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