Shape a better future for children to stay here

2014-03-21T00:00:00Z Shape a better future for children to stay here nwitimes.com
March 21, 2014 12:00 am

Make the South Shore Line expansion happen. Act to keep your children in this area by thanking local leaders who have supported it and ask those who have not why.

While $8 million is a large sum of money to begin the work, how much is the loss of young people to other areas of this country worth?

Living in Northwest Louisiana in the early 1990s, I realized my economic opportunities were limited. This forced to me to leave several times, but I finally returned home in 2007, only to have to leave again for employment here in 2010.

Right now is the time when people like you reading this letter can use your energy and words to shape a future in which your children will have the economic opportunities to stay here, their home, because you made the South Shore Line expansion a reality. Contact your representatives today!

- April Valentine, Hammond

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