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Dallas Morning News: Opinion: Taylor Listens to Constituents

May 19, 2019

As a resident of the 3rd Congressional District, I’m elated to share my appreciation for newly elected congressman Van Taylor. Taylor believes that the best ideas come from the people he works for and has a 100% constituent meeting policy. I’ve met Taylor three times already since his election. First with an organization I volunteer in called Results (working to end global poverty and alleviate the issues that contribute to it) and twice at coffee meet-ups that he holds regularly for his constituents.

I was born and raised in Zimbabwe, which still has one of the highest rates of HIV in the world. HIV/AIDS has affected my family in a personal way. Seven of my aunts and uncles contracted the virus, and two died. Today, through the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and malaria and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, Zimbabwe has recorded a 30 percent increase in the number of people on anti-retroviral therapy, bringing that number to 1.1 million people.

I’d like to thank Taylor for listening to me as I’ve been educating him on the important role of the Global Fund. I hope that he will join his colleagues soon in supporting the Global Fund.

Bukekile Dube, McKinney