To the Editor:
As a resident of Bristol and currently raising a family here, I have seen many necessary positive changes. One thing I can say is this current administration is doing a great job moving forward. They are not looking back to the previous administration’s faults. They learn from what failed and move forward. Forward is showing progression during the pandemic. Helping those in need not tearing them down because they can’t afford what someone else may have.
In regard to the school lunch program, offering free meals to a student is a great program. This could be the only meal a child has all day. This program does not cost the Bristol taxpayers any money. It’s from the federal government. People should not jump to conclusions because they have more. You may not know what is going on in someone’s home, unless you would rather see a child starve.
Another thing this administration has done is promote migraine awareness. Migraine is an invisible disease. One does not know who is suffering. Many suffer in silence. Just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu has done a great job yearly proclaiming June 29 as chronic migraine awareness day.
Working with all the individuals on the Democratic committee has shown me that progress equals quality. Without quality and integrity where will we be? I have become a part of the diversity council. The council is involved in initiatives to promote awareness, education, and empowerment. Some people have not recognized that Bristol is a diverse town. The committee is offering ways to help bring these more initiatives into progression. This is a whole new area of more things for people of all ages, culture, and ethnicity to come together as one; no division.
This administration is about diversity and inclusion. Making ways to bring everyone together to say it’s our town and what do we want to see happening. A special recognition to Scott Rosado for everything you do for Bristol. Scott works with the youth, the adults, and the elderly. Scott supports togetherness.
Lastly I want to bring awareness to those of you who are not familiar with our current mayor; Ellen Zoppo-Sassu. Ellen has been listening to the people and will continue to listen. She sees the growth, potential, and progression Bristol has to show. Ellen will do this by engaging others in what goals they have. What vision they want to see. She also does this through encouragement. Ellen encourages residents to get involved if they are not now. She also empowers and engages Bristol residents to take part in their community.
I urge everyone to get out and vote on Nov. 2 to show your support for the Democratic slate. Be a part of the progress if you want to see progression.