Poor are pawns
To the Editor:
Political partisanship is alive and well in Sun City and Huntley as evidenced by an article that appeared in the Northwest Herald. And the poor of Grafton Township are the pawns in the food pantry political chess game.
Evidently, a resident and committee member in Neighborhood 12 appealed to neighborhood residents for financial contributions to the Grafton Township Food Pantry, a nonprofit organization, to assist the township poor. The dollar amount raised was in excess of $1,000. The contribution was made to the Grafton Township Food Pantry, but was it the correct food pantry?
The Neighborhood 12 committeeman later asked that the money be returned to him since he mailed the check to the wrong Grafton Township Food Pantry. The food pantry that received the financial contribution of Neighborhood 12 residents was the one administered by Linda Moore, Grafton Township supervisor.
The food pantry that was organized by John Rossi, previous Grafton Township supervisor, was the food pantry that the Neighorhood 12 Committeeman desired to receive the financial contribution.
Were the residents of Neighborhood 12 given a choice to which food pantry was to receive their financial contribution? Political partisanship has reached a new low.
It also was plainly evident in the refusal by the U.S. House of Representatives (later approved) to help those devastated by Hurricane Sandy that hit the New England coastline, New York and New Jersey. Partisan politics? You bet. Who are the pawns? The poor, or soon to be poor.