Reflections on CRT and MLK

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on January 17, 2022 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP and PennLive for consideration as an OpEd.  The Russian History Museum in Moscow was empty except for one lone wheelbarrow when IContinue reading “Reflections on CRT and MLK”

CLIMATE CRISIS: WHAT IS COP26 AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?

Written by Jim Sandoe. This piece was first published on November 11, 2021 in an email from Lancaster Stands Up. Reprinted here with permission from the author. You have probably been hearing about it on the news and online, but what exactly is COP26 in Glasgow? It is the 26th yearly Conference of Parties for membersContinue reading “CLIMATE CRISIS: WHAT IS COP26 AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?”

About Jim Sandoe

Jim Sandoe, a U.S. Army veteran, has been doing climate presentations and climate research since 2013.  He’s  done original research on fracking chemicals and on PFAS, the “forever chemicals” or “Teflon” chemicals and their effect on military bases in the U.S.  Jim has also worked on a team that wrote an amendment that was adopted intoContinue reading “About Jim Sandoe”

Demand Public Input!

Written by Perry Hazeltine, Lancaster City. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on November 4, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  The roughly $106 million that Lancaster County received from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) is intended toContinue reading “Demand Public Input!”

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”