Why White People Should Like Critical Race Theory

Written by Irma Ilustre, Manheim Township. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on July 1, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  People are trying to get Critical Race Theory (CRT) banned from being taught in school districts (evenContinue reading “Why White People Should Like Critical Race Theory”

What Will We Choose?

Written by Perry Hazeltine, Lancaster City. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on June 28, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor. There’s a child tonight being tucked into bed. She is falling asleep surrounded by her books andContinue reading “What Will We Choose?”

VACCINE JUSTICE

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on June 21, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  UPDATE: This piece was published on June 28, 2021 in LancasterOnline/LNP.  Now that we,Continue reading “VACCINE JUSTICE”

A Mom Finds Her Political Voice

Written by Irma Ilustre, Manheim Township. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on May 16, 2021 with permission from the author. What kind of world do I want my children to grow up in? This question has been one of my guiding principles as a mother and Lancaster SPEAKS Up member.  IContinue reading “A Mom Finds Her Political Voice”

If God is Love, God is for Gun Control

Written by Rebecca Branle, Ephrata Township . This piece was first published on March 24, 2021 in basicallybeckyblogs.com. Reprinted here with permission from the author. I think, deep down, we all know what’s right. And if we wonder, finding the answer is easy. Regardless of the God we pray to, or if we pray atContinue reading “If God is Love, God is for Gun Control”

On May 18th, Vote NO on these Primary Ballot Questions

Written by Perry Hazeltine, Lancaster City. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on May 2, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  The next election is upon us, though it hardly seems like a blink of an eye sinceContinue reading “On May 18th, Vote NO on these Primary Ballot Questions”

The American Rescue Plan is as Good as it Gets

Written by Perry Hazeltine, Lancaster City. This piece was first published on March 28, 2021 in LancasterOnline/LNP. Reprinted here with permission from the author. I am grateful to Senator Bob Casey for his leadership in the passing of the American Rescue Plan.  We’ve had enough bailouts for banks, automakers, and the airlines—finally, a bailout forContinue reading “The American Rescue Plan is as Good as it Gets”

More than Shovels and Black Lung: Miners and Factory Workers Deserve Real Assistance

Written by Laurie Hess, Warwick Township . This piece was first published here, theLancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on March 10, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as an Opinion Editorial.  Salina Zito, a columnist for the Washington Examiner, wrote a recent article in LNP featuring the story of twoContinue reading “More than Shovels and Black Lung: Miners and Factory Workers Deserve Real Assistance”

The Lessons in Exodus

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published on March 8, 2021 in LNP/Lancaster online. Reprinted here with permission from the author. God gave Moses the Ten Commandments for us. One specifically states, “do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold” (Exodus 20:323).  Republicans at theirContinue reading “The Lessons in Exodus”

Come join us! Lancaster SPEAKS Up – Writing Sessions

Lancaster SPEAKS Up hosts two writing sessions a month – on the 1st Tuesday at 5:30 PM and the 3rd Thursday at 10 AM. Each session usually lasts 90 minutes which gives time for announcements, idea/topic sharing and refining, a 15 minuted writing session and feedback on your draft. Anyone who has an idea forContinue reading “Come join us! Lancaster SPEAKS Up – Writing Sessions”