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June 26, 2012 > Letter to the Editor: The need for dialogue

Letter to the Editor: The need for dialogue

June 5, 2012 results show that voters want an honest, broad-ranging dialogue about the future of Silicon Valley and our nation at-large and I look forward to continuing the conversation, as our campaign is about engaging with each voter throughout the new 17th Congressional District. As I travel the district, people are asking that together we continue our work to strengthen the local economy and bring high quality jobs to Silicon Valley, reform health care and revolutionize our educational system for each child.

I've heard the voice of the unemployed line worker in Sunnyvale who is ready to return to work. I've heard the voice of the grandmother in Newark who fears her Social Security check is in jeopardy. I've heard the voice of the young father, who worked hard to immigrate to Silicon Valley so his children could have limitless opportunities. I remain ready to continue representing in Congress the diverse voices of our community.

I'd also like to express my appreciation to Charles Richardson, whose candidacy for the 17th Congressional District demonstrated care for our diverse community and served as a fine example of our participatory democracy in action. Thank you, Charles, for your commitment and service.

US Representative Mike Honda

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