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November 11, 2008 at 3:59 PM

Initiative 1029: long-term care

Have you no compassion?

Do you think the voters are stupid? Nearly 75 percent endorsed Initiative 1029 because they know that better training of home-care workers means better care for their loved ones [“Initiative 1029: Compassion leads to faulty results,” editorial, Nov. 6].

You had a clearly-stated opinion of opposition to the initiative before the election. The voters guide presented both sides of the issue. The people didn’t buy your arguments.

Your fixation on SEIU [Service Employees International Union] has clouded your judgment. Look at the long list of supporters of 1029. This initiative had broad support throughout the state from people and organizations who understand the long-term-care system in the state and the need to have a well-trained work force to sustain quality of care.

— Nancy Dapper, Seattle

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