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To all citizens: I have been asking people in York County if they know who their representative is in Harrisburg. The response is unbelievable. Almost no one knows. How can we have government by the people without citizen input?

So you vote in a representative at election time and forget your responsibility to contact them. Otherwise they start to feel very important and start to legislate as they please. The representative listens to lobbyists in Harrisburg who have a single issue usually counter to what is good for the people. An example is The Commonwealth Fund funded by the very rich Koch brothers.This lobby wants what enriches the oil and gas industry even if it pollutes our water and makes people ill.

It is no wonder that your government does not function properly because the citizens don't do their part. Please find out who your representative is and call or mail him or her on the issues.

BARBARA L. GOLD

Spring Garden Township

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