This week, students at Becker College in Worcester, MA held a letter-writing campaign to reach out to Massachusetts Senators Scott Brown and John Kerry to seek much-needed support against cuts to international development funding.
Becky Corbett at the letter-writing event
The college was able to generate more than 450 letters in their effort, led by ONE member, Malaria Griot and Becker nursing student Becky Corbett. NECN, a local news station, stopped by to cover the event.
Following the letter writing success, Becky was joined by fellow nursing student Tonya Marshall to hand-deliver the letters to the Boston offices of Sens. Brown and Kerry. Read Becky’s accounts of their visits:
“My classmate Tonya and I delivered letters from Becker College students to Senator Kerry and Senator Brown’s offices this week. Our letters asked for urgent action in the fight against extreme poverty and global disease.
We arrived at Senator Kerry’s office to meet staff member Christopher Wyman. He spoke with us candidly about the importance funding for cost effective programs and thanked us for caring about such important issues.
Our second visit of the day was with Lydia Goldblatt of Senator Brown’s staff. She invited us up to his office and we had a chance to speak to her about why cutting funding for cost effective programs will cost lives. She was very open to our cause and stated she will make sure our letters make it to Washington.
Being a ONE member and a nursing student, I feel this was an amazing experience from beginning to end. Thank you ONE and Becker College for supporting such important issues!”
-Becky Corbett, Malaria Griot and ONE member