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Sonoma County needs more than an emergency services department overhaul.

BOB MELLBERG

Santa Rosa

Speaking truth to power

EDITOR: By calling out BS, a small group of traumatized teenagers has shown our nation that they are more articulate and rational about gun violence than the current occupant of the White House or leaders in Congress. Instead of planning for proms and their future, they are giving us glimmers of hope and sanity. Please support these young people any way you can.

JANET RODINA

Windsor

Making votes count

EDITOR: Peter La Follette found out months after the fact that his ballot was rejected because his signature on file didn’t match the one on his ballot (“State law on ballot signing rejected,” Thursday). One thing each of us can do immediately to ensure that our votes count is to take an objective look at our own signatures.

Over time, many signatures change due to injuries, various conditions and eyesight problems. Ours have changed considerably since we were young. I jammed a finger in a fall and can’t hold a pen the way I used to. My husband’s signature is nearly unrecognizable. So we went to the registrar of voters office and changed the signatures on our registration cards.

We sometimes drive over to the registrar’s office to turn in our ballots in person and have an employee watch as my husband signs. The staff is very patient and courteous. It’s just common sense and quicker than a lawsuit or waiting for a new bill to become law.

ROSEMARY BERGIN

Santa Rosa

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