Thanks for publishing news about people assembling for peace, memorializing the horrifying times in World War II when atomic weapons were used. ("Remembering for Peace: Gathering Memorializes 1945 Hiroshima, Nagasaki Bombings," by Anthony Rimel, Aug. 7.)
Peace is worth working for. It is said that “peace begins when hunger ends.” RESULTS volunteers (results.org) in all 50 states (including the Corvallis group) and around the world are working to end hunger and poverty in this country and globally. The group is currently focused on a renters' tax credit for the 40 million American families who are rent-stressed, including 11 million who pay over 50% of their income for rent.
Globally, the effort is to support the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria to receive full funding to save 16 million lives over the next three years and keep us on the path to finally controlling these three pandemics. It's hard to believe, but very possible, having already saved 27 million lives since its founding in 2002. So, while marches and remembrance are important efforts, I invite you also to volunteer with us and take continued positive actions that promote peace.
Snohomish, Washington (Aug. 8)
The writer is a RESULTS volunteer and board member.