To Nunn or not to Nunn

Surely there are more important topics in the senatorial race than whether Michelle Nunn uses her maiden name or not. Where have those disgruntled Sound Off writers been for the past 40 years? Get with the program, people. Women have been keeping their maiden names after marriage for decades, especially women who have professional jobs like Michelle Nunn.

Why would you prefer to have Nunn riding on her husband’s coattails? She has accomplished plenty on her own. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia and helped found Hands On Atlanta. She led that organization, which linked volunteers with charities that needed help, for 10 years. It eventually merged with the Points of Light Foundation, which was started by President George H.W. Bush. Nunn served as CEO and president of Points of Light, now the largest organization in the country devoted to volunteer service, with 250 affiliates and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations.

In 2013, the foundation was responsible for 260,000 projects that inspired more than four million people to volunteer, delivering 30 million hours of labor valued at $635 million. Doesn’t sound like she is riding on her father’s coattails to me … she knows how to get people together to get things done, which is what we need in Washington.

Martha A. Woodham

Sharpsburg



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