The newspaper had excellent news that $1.25 million in grants had been distributed to several nonprofits in our county to help with food and needed services for our people in most need ("Nonprofits receive $1.25M in surprise grants," The Daily News, Oct. 7). Our agencies were surprised and so pleased with the funds and the many ways they can now help our neighbors.
I also read about the state having $7 billion to distribute from the same American Rescue Plan passed in March by Congress ("Bonnen bill proposes splitting up billions in state COVID relief," The Daily News, Oct. 7). It appeared Judge Mark Henry and other commissioners and state Rep. Greg Bonnen and other Republican legislators quoted were so pleased with their benevolence in making decisions about these funds.
A strong reminder to all — this $1.9 trillion bill was conceived of and passed entirely by the Democratic Party to help our nation begin to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Not one single Republican voted for any of it. Don't let them take the credit at the state and local level. They're generally opposed to providing help to our lowest income and neediest folks.
Remember this when you have an opportunity to cast your next vote. All the good these funds will do were made possible by the Democratic Party.