Thank you Ann McFeatters for the interview with Republican Mike Madrid on the current state of the Republican Party. I grew up in a NorCal Republican family and can safely say, this is not my parents’ Republican Party.

My parents would not approve of corporate “welfare” subsidies or billionaires hoarding money. Neither encourages competition and both are bad for business.

My parents did not fear “others” because of their religion, nationality or skin color. My parents taught me to love and respect the natural world. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created under Nixon.

Both Democratic and Republican parties are now divided because our elected leaders are “representing” their billionaire donors instead of we the people. It’s time to work together to save our democracy.

Jonnel Covault

Crescent City