I did not fully grasp until the recent action by the U.S. Supreme Court on Roe v. Wade what a watershed decision this is for our country. The legal implications for our future go very far beyond the issue of abortion and the rights of women to the heart of our democratic system.

Congress has an opportunity to pass legislation that benefits all local citizens, businesses and even protects our democracy. The Local Journalism Sustainability Act, should be included as part of any upcoming reconciliation bill that Congress is considering. The sustainability act is a well…