I'm kind of in love with the state of Massachusetts!
More ripple effects from the Atrium School's outreach campaign on behalf of Margins. Wicked Local Malden reports that Malden Mayor Richard C. Howard has adopted Efficient Margins for the city, after receiving a letter from Courteney Dorcena, a 10-year old former Malden resident. Her persuasive letter included the following excerpt:
According to the article, Dorcena had almost given up hope on getting a response from the Mayor - everytime she called his office to follow up, he was out (imagine that...an unavailable politician!). But in May, she finally received a letter announcing adoption of Margins.
“These are tight economic times for everybody, so the mayor is looking at any and all means to save money,” said Deborah Burke, spokesperson for Howard. “This was a no-brainer to do and it was easy to do, too. It saves what we were wasting in paper. It’s probably something we should have done sooner.”
You can read the full article here.