Pennsylvania Family and Medical Leave Act is a win-win

Apr. 12, 2021 /

We at the Women’s Advocacy Coalition agree strongly with the (April 7) column in Wednesday’s newspaper that argues for passage of the Family Care Act in Pennsylvania and we urge our elected officials to vote for it.

Fair elections are not a red or blue issue

Mar. 29, 2021 /

Pennsylvania legislators are working hard checking and ensuring election procedures are transparent and have proper oversight and standards. The drawing of districts sets the stage for elections for the next 10 years and is key to election integrity. That process has begun (March 19 editorial, “Redistricting Must Include the Public”).

COVID vaccine distribution unfair

Mar. 15, 2021 /

Exactly how Pennsylvania determines the number of COVID-19 doses to send to each of its 67 counties remains an inscrutable mystery.

A spark of light

Jan. 25, 2021 /

I am a longtime Republican woman with traditional values of patriotism and democracy. I have been disheartened by recent rhetoric, extreme partisanship and efforts to weaken democracy. In Pennsylvania, I volunteer to help pass bills the public wants. Many important bills and resolutions haven’t gotten consideration or a vote: redistricting, lead in our drinking water, rural broadband, rules amendments, etc. A government by, of and for the people is hard to see at the moment.

State Rep. Wendi Thomas backs bills to fight human trafficking

Aug. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG -- State Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) joined her colleagues in passing a package of legislation to combat human trafficking in Pennsylvania, including a companion bill to Thomas’s “Buyer Beware” bill to increase the penalties for anyone convicted of soliciting a victim of human trafficking.

David Library, DCNR, Heritage Conservancy Save Public Green Space

Aug. 20, 2020 /

Doylestown, PA, August 10, 2020: In an exciting move that will preserve the entire 118-acre farm in Washington Crossing in Upper Makefield Township that had been home to the David Library of the American Revolution (DLAR) since 1974, an Agreement of Sale has been co-signed by Heritage Conservancy and Pennsylvania's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to acquire the property from DLAR. The agreement will make the riverfront property available to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as part of the Delaware Canal State Park with public accessibility for everyone to enjoy.

Bucks County educators: “Our students are hurting”

Feb. 14, 2020 /

State lawmakers heard testimony during a hearing in Bucks County about the growing mental health crisis in schools. Rep. Wendi Thomas, R-173, Northampton, discussed the need for schools to staff more mental health professionals to help the rising number of students struggling with anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.