From the Doylestown Intelligencer:

I want to congratulate the 13 Bucks county residents who received Youth Prevention Volunteer awards from the Council of Southeast Pennsylvania Inc. for their work promoting drug- and alcohol-free behavior for young people in our local communities.

This kind of notable public service complements the way state employees, members of United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1776, who work in Bucks County's state-run Wine and Spirits stores, conduct the sale of alcoholic beverages.

This is just one more example of why it is a bad idea for our elected officials in Harrisburg to be considering privatizing the liquor stores.

The mutually beneficial mission of limiting access to and abuse of alcohol and drugs by young people by these award- winners and our Wine and Spirits employees is exactly the correct balance when it comes to how a dangerous drug like alcohol is sold in our commonwealth.

Our elected officials in Harrisburg need to keep this in mind as they assess the social consequences of privatizing the liquor stores.

It's not just about the money. It is also about the health and safety of our local communities.

Bob Wolper


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