At a time when our nation is facing so much hardship, it is important to take a moment to celebrate the joy of successful efforts. In November, in recognition of the benefits of early intervention for children’s well-being, Multnomah County passed Preschool for All. Then the Global Child Thrive Act passed with bipartisan support in Congress to benefit children both at home and throughout the world. We are grateful to Rep. Suzanne Bonamici and Sen. Jeff Merkley for their support, and all who worked to pass this initiative. When children are nurtured early in their lives, everyone benefits.

Eloise Bates

Southeast Portland