To the editor:
In reference to the SRS closing, I called the governor’s office and talked to an aide. I asked if the reference made about four-lane roads to other offices meant that one lane would be for those in Lawrence to travel by walking, walking with a cane or using a wheelchair — those that don’t have a car and depend on public transportation. The response was that only a minority of SRS recipients don’t have cars! When I asked him if he could back that up with statistics, he told me we had had a productive conversation and that was the end of the call.
I think we as Lawrence recipients should help out the governor and new SRS boss by calling in and letting them know how many of us have a car to drive to wherever they send us! The new SRS boss would need to know since I was assured by this aide that he wants to make this better. I’ve learned statistics are what government officials like.
Please help our elected officials realize that public assistance does not need to be moved from Lawrence.