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Letter: The wrong side of history

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Last week, citizens across Virginia went to the polls to successfully elect representatives who believe in basic, stated core values of this country: social equality, the open and civilized exchange of ideas, an educated citizenry. Gloucester and Mathews did not follow suit.

We had a clear chance last week in the gubernatorial election and in the 98th District contest for House of Delegates, to be on the right side of history, to join with others across the Commonwealth to support affordable health care for all, women’s rights and dignity, our shared marine environment, non-partisan redistricting, and the triumph of hope over fear. We failed.

We believe it will become increasingly clear as the next few years pass that Gloucester is out of step with the majority of our fellow citizens across the Commonwealth. As residents of Gloucester with family roots that go back to the earliest years of the county, our hearts are especially heavy.

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