The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Letters to the Editor

August 18, 2013

Letters to the Editor 8/18/13

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Sincerely,

Rod Huffman, chairman

Board of Trustees, Athens-Limestone Public Library

 

Support Recycling Center

Dear Editor:

I have just learned something today about the change in curbside recycling in Athens that I think is important to share.

I did not connect the dots to realize that this change will mean a large revenue loss to our local recycling center, which is a division of Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful. The sale of cardboard is their main moneymaker, which supports local jobs and environmental education in our city, county and private schools.

As a preschool teacher at Lindsay Lane, my students and I have been direct beneficiaries of the environmental education provided by KALB. Our entire school and church now recycle because of the influence KALB’s education program had on one young student.

I realize that the city had strong financial reasons for changing their curbside program. I also realize that we all have a choice. I choose to take my recycling, especially my cardboard, to the Athens-Limestone Recycling Center to support continued environmental education in our schools.

I hope others will choose to do the same.

Sincerely,

Wanda C. Adams

Athens



House should act on immigration

Dear Editor:

Millions of immigrants in our country want citizenship. But under our broken

immigration laws, they have no way to earn it. I personally know some of

these hard-working immigrants, and I think it’s hurting our country to keep

them living in the shadows.

Congress needs to protect the path to citizenship for the 11 million

undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States and vote in

favor of reform this year.

Some extremists are still suggesting self-deportation. We all know that’s

not realistic. We need real solutions and rounding up 11 million people or

asking them to leave is inhumane and fixes nothing.

That's why I hope Congress will do the right thing and vote for immigration

reform with a pathway to citizenship.

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