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Letters to the Editor- Run-off elections, Peace Corps, accepting Denver News science, trans athletes, ‘American Dirt’
Readers suggest no runoffs for Texas Democratic candidates, disagree with portrayal of the Peace Corps, hope the pandemic increases support of science, agree with Barr’s filing about trans athletes and like the book ‘American Dirt.’
At D/FW Airport on March 19, 2020, Toni Millet and Ashton Millet left, greet their sister Bri Millet, freshly evacuated by the Peace Corps from the southern African kingdom of eSwatini.

At D/FW Airport on March 19, 2020, Toni Millet and Ashton Millet, left, greet their sister Bri Millet, freshly evacuated by the Peace Corps from the southern African kingdom of eSwatini.(Courtesy photo/Bri Millet)
By Letters to the Editor

I know you don’t want to hear this, but those of you in second place in the recent Democratic primary elections need to withdraw from the race. Now. This means you Royce West, Candace Valenzuela and the others. The governor’s decision to move the runoffs to mid-July (any coincidence that it’s after the state convention and during the Democratic National Convention?) just reinforces the urgency of your withdrawal.

Turnout is always low for a runoff and seldom/never does the runner-up win. You were behind by double digits. Face the facts: You will not win. If you are serious about wanting to see a Democrat win the race in November, then drop out and give your opponent a fighting chance to spend their time and money focused on the Republican challenger and not you, a fellow Democrat.

I know it’s tough. I know you could have done the job. I know Press Release Distribution Services In Denver you fought hard, but it’s time to bow out. After you wi
thdraw, could you nudge Sen. Bernie Sanders to do the same?
Re: “Sent away from a mission to help — Evacuated from their assignments, area volunteers in Peace Corps return to a changed America,” Monday news story.

As a returned (and recently evacuated) volunteer, I found this article about the recent Peace Corps evacuation extremely disappointing and ignorant when speaking about the Peace Corps experience and the countries we serve. Todd Gillman describes volunteers as living in a “leaky hut” with “spotty electricity ... and sketchy cell service.” He describes our communities of service as needy and impoverished and places volunteers at the center of the work while erasing the tireless work of our host country staff and counterparts.

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