Mayor Sherry Capello writes: “What happened to George Floyd is unacceptable and a tragedy. There needs to be justice, but it will not be obtained with chaos and destruction.”
LVC professor Michael Schroeder responds to Lebanon County D.A. Pier Hess Graf’s column from earlier this week.
In our first column today on unitedness and healing, state Sen. Dave Arnold writes: “Part of our obligation is that as we combat racism, we must be careful not to reignite the flames of the emotional tinderbox that racist behavior has created.”
In our second column today on unitedness and healing, state Rep. Frank Ryan writes: “Solutions come from our hearts and our souls to have an open, honest dialogue to craft meaningful solutions from within to solve such complex problems as we have.”
Starting us off today, Lebanon City Councilperson Amy Keller writes: “When we resolve to acknowledge our differences and give power to them, we will begin healing and be able to move toward reforming a system of accountability that prioritizes equity.”
Our last column today from public figures on unitedness and healing. Cornell Wilson writes: “It’s time we stop caring if you’re black, brown, white, democrat, republican, gay or straight.”
Another entry in our series of columns from public figures on unitedness and healing. State Rep. Russ Diamond writes: “Our founding documents are beautiful in that we can all rally and unite around them, regardless of color, creed, gender, or the uniform we wear.”
We asked public figures to share columns on unitedness and healing. Pastor Bob Ierien writes: “It is possible to love and support police officers, AND to admit that communities of color have not always been protected or served very well in this country or even in our community.”
Reader Michelle Hess shares her view that LebTown has missed an opportunity to speak truth to power with the framing of its column series this week.
Former Lebanon County Bar Association president Mary Huber responds to yesterday’s column by Lebanon County District Attorney Pier Hess Graf.
In the second of a series of columns from public figures on unitedness and healing, District Attorney Pier Hess Graf writes: “As a society, we all are at the crossroads. We either move forward, hopeful, or we allow the bitterness of late to consume us.”
A Mt. Gretna resident shares a warning: “This virus is relentless and will track you down if you act in a reckless fashion and it will show no mercy.”
In the first of a series of columns from public figures on unitedness and healing, County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz writes: “The nation mourns with the Floyd family. How can we stop this injustice?”
“We are so grateful for the tremendous outpouring of support and encouragement from our community shown toward our team.”
A response to a May 14 letter run on LebTown alleges hypocrisy by local business owner. Read the full letter and the owner’s reply.