I don't know what Jim Dublinski (Readers' Forum, May 22) calls "change," but working in a bi-partisan manner and passing major ethics and transparency legislation such as a comprehensive searchable database of federal spending is change. In addition, Barack Obama has passed and helped pass legislation that provides strict bans on receiving gifts and meals from lobbyists and ending the use of corporate jets by legislators. If elected, Obama's transparency plan will benefit the American people for decades, even if only 1 percent of it is implemented.

Edward L. Lalone

Democratic precinct chairman, Orem 26