I wish to add my gratitude to yours, Madison Smallwood (“Thank you Newport City Council and mayor,” May 1 edition). I think the city council made a good decision to ban single use plastic bags. I'm sure you and your classmates enlightened and uplifted them towards this very important goal, better care of Mother Earth.
I want to thank all the Sam Case students for the hope and inspiration you sprinkled throughout our community.
I encourage the fellow citizens who are trying to bring this issue to a vote to figure out a way to include your voices, and the voices of all persons who this affects. Anything less is just plain wrong.
Karen Anne-Marie Murphy