Letters to the Editor

General Assembly's criminal justice reform just the first step

Bishop Desmond Tutu once said, “There is only one way to eat an elephant: One bite at a time.”

Personal health guidelines are good for many 'nasty bugs'

School closings, sporting event cancellations, food hoarding. We live in a new coronavirus-induced world. Yet some personal health facts remain unchanged.

Kudos to Rep. Spanberger and others for standing up for environmental protections

Even as the Trump administration continues its reckless push to dismantle important environmental safeguards that protect public health, members of Virginia’s congressional delegation continue to stand up for clean air, clean water and public lands.

Confederate monuments are ‘artifacts of collective pain’

Re Letter to the Editor “Confederate monuments speak truth to power,” Free Press Feb. 27-29 edition:

Think about bus operators on Transit Driver Appreciation Day

Do you know what Wednesday, March 18, is? National Bus Driver Appreciation Day. It is also known as Transit Driver Appreciation Day.

Accountability needed over owner of historic African American cemeteries

I’m not from Richmond, but I have kin in the ground at East End Cemetery, which is adjacent to Evergreen Cemetery. Henry Tunstall, instant son of my grandfather's sister, was buried there in 1913.

Homage to Dr. Seuss and education

March 2 was the 116th birthday of the beloved author, Theodor Seuss Geisel, or Dr. Seuss.

Raising a fist for the ERA

Re: “Questions, lawsuit arise as Va. ratifies ERA,” Free Press Jan. 30-Feb. 1 edition:

Thanks to City Council for voting down the Coliseum plan

Re “Begin again: City Council majority strikes $1.5B Coliseum and Downtown development project, urging the administration to start over with public inclusion,” Free Press Feb. 13-15 edition:

‘Confederate monuments speak truth to power’

Re “Confederate statues in State Capitol remain unaddressed,” Free Press Feb. 13-15 edition:

Let the people decide

Since the dawn of this republic, African-Americans have been in a constant struggle to become fully vested in our right to vote. From being counted as three-fifths of a human being; to literacy tests; to poll taxes; to the fight ...

Low Line park request was for $125,000

Re “Mayor withdraws proposal to name city park plaza for Dominion Energy,” Free Press Feb. 6-8 edition: Thank you for the informative piece about Capital Trees and our work in the community. We are proud of our work to create ...

LGBTQ rights and protections a must in Virginia

Throughout my career as a public servant, I’ve worked to make sure that Virginia is a welcoming and safe place for everyone. The law should protect all of us.

Raise Minimum Wage

Our state is struggling. One in every six children in Virginia is growing up in poverty. Nearly two-thirds of Virginia families with incomes below the federal poverty threshold have at least one adult who is working, yet they are paid ...

Commitment needed to solutions for homelessness and recidivism

With the Democratic primary season kicking into gear and the general election right around the corner, the stage is set for an impassioned battle of ideas and policy initiatives that could shape our country for the next decade.