A 77th letter: We are people and this is wrong

Dear Governor Haslam:

This is my 77th letter to you.

Someone asked me how these letters started.

About 10 years ago a small band of disabled and sick people came into Governor Bredesens office.  They stayed for over 70 days.

One of them was a friend of mine.  I asked him later why.  “You knew nothing you said or did was going to make a difference to Governor Bredesen.  Why did you do it?”

His answer was simple.  “Someone had to say we are people and this is wrong.  Sometimes all you can do is testify.”

Over 160,000 people in Tennessee wish you heard those words each and every day while you search for a Tennessee plan that seems nowhere to be found.  “We are people and this is wrong.”

Sometimes all you can do is testify.

Until tomorrow.

Yours truly,

Larry Drain

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