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Letter to the Editor: Vote McLeod

To the editor:

Vote for Jamie McLeod-Skinner and vote for our future! When our farmers and ranchers have a hopeful future we all benefit from a healthy economy. But action must happen now to minimize the impact of global warming. Rural communities like ours depend on agricultural and natural resources for our economic well-being and can be especially vulnerable to the impacts of global warming.

The droughts, storms, fires and heat waves we are having now are only the beginning. We have already wasted opportunities to minimize global warming effects on the environment. Unfortunately Mr. Walden’s voting record for the past 20 years has shown little concern for this — the biggest threat to life as we know it.

The League of Conservation Voters gives Mr. Walden a 9 percent score for 2017 and a 9 percent lifetime score for his 20 years.

He votes for actions benefitting corporations over actions that would protect our air and water from pollution and reduce the amounts of methane and carbon into the atmosphere. You can read more about his record here:

A vote for Jamie McLeod-Skinner is a vote for a hopeful sustainable future for farmers, ranchers, and real people who actually live and work in Congressional District 2. You can read about Jamie McLeod-Skinner’s stand on the environment and global warming on her website at

Jamie McLeod-Skinner has workedhard to meet and listen to people in all walks of life in our District 2. She represents the concerns of people — not just corporations — and understands how global warming threatens our way of life. Your vote this November for Jamie McLeod-Skinner is crucial for finally taking action in Congress.

Diane Bungum

The Dalles


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