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”

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”

Judicial Districts Aren’t Logical

Written by Steph Schreyer, New Holland. This piece was first published on January 30, 2021 in LancasterOnline/LNP. Reprinted here with permission from the author. I am really scratching my head when it comes to state House Bill 38, a proposed amendment to the state constitution to organize the state judiciary into geographic districts and furtherContinue reading “Judicial Districts Aren’t Logical”

The Heir Apparent to Donald Trump Is…Somewhat Surprising

Written by Laurie Hess, Warwick Township . This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on February 2, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to Harrisburg Patriot-News/PennLive for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  Let’s just say this: Donald Trump will never hold public office again. His base was notContinue reading “The Heir Apparent to Donald Trump Is…Somewhat Surprising”

A Letter to Lancaster Christians

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on February 1, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  Thank you to all Mennonites who signed a recent one page ad on 01/20/21.Continue reading “A Letter to Lancaster Christians”

Investing in Americans Who Want to Get Back to Work

Written by Perry Hazeltine, Lancaster City. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on January 25, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  In 1932, Americans were desperate. Hoover’s stubborn refusal to stimulate the economy trapped people in poverty.  WorkingContinue reading “Investing in Americans Who Want to Get Back to Work”

The Trumpism Movement

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on January 17, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  The mob that desecrated the Capitol building, ending with destruction and death on theContinue reading “The Trumpism Movement”