Daylight savings needs to end

There must be some changes made regarding Daylight Time versus Standard Time. The twice-yearly changes of time must be stopped. The jump forward in the spring is particularly hard on older folks of whom, I am one, but it is also a burden on all the rest as well. It is a manufactured stress that can be lifted from our very heavily laden backs. It requires legislative action however, and that is the problem. For many, it is the straw that broke the camel’s back. There are statistics that confirm this assertion.

There is considerable sentiment for eliminating the time change. Personally, I do not care whether we remain on Daylight Time year around or Standard Time. Let Congress and our legislature pick one or the other but stop the changes.

This morning, March 12, I have contacted our national representatives and our state representatives making the point discussed here. I urge all our citizens to contact our representatives. For convenience here are the contacts:

Washington D. C.

Representative Dan Kildee: 202-225-3611

Senator Gary Peters: 202-224-6221

Senator Debbie Stabenow: 202-224-4822


Representative: David Martin, District 48: 517-373-7557

Senator: Ruth Johnson District 14: 517-373- 1636.

I have listed the districts for the state legislators. All numbers listed, state and federal, represent the Davison area. If you live outside the area the numbers may be incorrect. Only Representative Martin had a person answering the telephone. The person I talked to was very receptive to stopping the time changes. All the others were taking voice mail only. Just dial the numbers and follow the directions.

These twice-yearly time changes are a burden we do not have to bear. If enough of us let these good folks know of our sentiments, there is a good possibility that the time changes can be eliminated. — Paul Hammond, Davison