Dismayed by Posen Potato Festival coverage

I would like to express my dismay in your article on the Posen Potato Festival in the Sept. 9, 2019 edition of The Alpena News. As a descendant of Polish immigrants and a supporter of (true) unity, it was disheartening to see you use this community event, and a community fiercely proud of its strong immigrant heritage, to promote a political figure whose primary message is xenophobia, divisiveness, and racism. I fail to see the connection between Mr. Cortis’ (alleged) message of “unity” and his ‘Build the Wall’ campaign float. Ironic at best. Disappointing and disturbing that The News couldn’t come up with a better composition to depict the rich cultural and immigrant heritage the festival celebrates.




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