To the Editor:

Ignorance, racism, and poverty are perpetuated by education that avoids such delicate subjects to please our politicians. A majority of college-educated white women voted for Trump in 2016. Fascists were elected in other major countries.

Our democratic institutions are endangered along with the climate, health, fair justice, and national decency. The top 1 percent laugh as they take most of the wealth that workers produce. The U.S. is the only advanced country without paid family leave. The minimum wage leaves many children deprived of a good chance to become middle class citizens.

In Vermont in 2018, the Legislature passed a too slow increase in the minimum wage and watered down family leave bills. The Republican governor vetoed both of them. This

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