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Letter: School board candidate shows commitment

I am writing in response to the article that appeared Monday on Lee Mulcahy (“School board candidate still anti-bus despite clarified cost,” The Aspen Times, Oct. 19). First I would like to say that it’s shameful for The Aspen Times to show a bias for or against one candidate in any election. First, Mulcahy was an educator at Baylor University in Texas. He has a doctorate degree and is committed to community service. He volunteers for many local causes, including Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, the Buddy Program and more. He is the first to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. The Aspen School District has gone through many principals and many problems. It is bleeding money and trying to raise taxes to fill only part of the shortfall. I agree with Mulcahy that this is not the time to purchase “activity buses,” which are buses equipped with lounger seats, special lighting, Wi-Fi and more. Do our kids really need to sleep and play video games or be on social media while on the bus? And Mulcahy is the only candidate who supports and celebrates the diversity of Aspen. He is against having outdoor education and important school events on the holiest of days for Jewish families. He wants our kids to learn about and respect people of all faiths, races and backgrounds. I think it is the biggest insult to have to force Jewish families to choose between their religious beliefs and public school events. I think we need a candidate who speaks the truth and doesn’t just toe the party line.

Renee S. Grossman

Aspen


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