Letters to the Editor

To submit a letter to the editor, please email your submission to letters@ljworld.com or mail it to Box 888, Lawrence KS 66044. Letters should be 250 words or less, be of public interest and should avoid libelous language. The Journal-World reserves the right to edit letters, as long as viewpoints are not altered. Letters must bear the name, address and telephone number of the writer.

Letter to the editor: Unresponsive lawmakers

To the editor: As a member of a church environmental action team, I have always thought it useful to connect face to face with our legislative representatives. In the past, I have been with a group who meets with legislators when they are home during a break. Face-to-face meetings have always ...

Letter to the editor: Downtown in poor shape

To the editor: Several weeks ago, I sent an email to City Manager Craig Owens about the degrading and filthy city parking lots — the ones that have increased fines (for what?). They have not been cleaned up, and the dumpster areas are still filthy. Mass Street is a disaster with the ...

Letter to the editor: Take action on legislation

To the editor: We are on the eve of a transformational moment in history. Can you take action to make the “Build Back Better” legislation pass in Congress? The priorities are crucial: help for all families, cutting child poverty, jobs for climate change, tax code changes to equalize the ...

Letter to the editor: Thank you, commissioners

To the editor: We really appreciate when our city commissioners roll up their sleeves and take care of problems.  I had the opportunity at the Sidewalk Sale last month to talk with two of our commissioners, Lisa Larsen and Stuart Boley, about a sidewalk condition that was causing problems.  ...

Letter to the editor: Past words fit for present

To the editor: Congratulations to organizers of Saturday’s memorial to the lynching victims of 1882. It was a meaningful  ceremony in remembrance of a tragic Lawrence event.  Words of the ceremony echoed those of many at the time of the lynchings. Note these words written by Richard ...

Letter to the editor: They believe in freedom?

To the editor: If Republicans really believed in freedom, they wouldn’t be in lockstep behind Donald Trump’s big lie about the 2020 election or Sen. Mitch McConnell’s refusal to participate in raising the debt limit. Maggie Childs, Lawrence