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Letters to the Editor and Op-Eds from our Members

IN-SLWM members and Steering Committee members often write Letters to the Editor (LTEs)  and longer columns (op-eds) for our local papers which can also be shared nationally through the syndicating organization PeaceVoice. To join the team, please contact us here.

PLEASE NOTE The opinions expressed in these posts are strictly those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect opinions or positions held by Indivisible Northampton-Swing Left Western Mass.

  • Medicare is being privatized for profit. Stop Medicare REACH now

    To the Editor: I am writing with my deep concern about the Medicare REACH program, which is happening now without the knowledge or consent of seniors being enrolled. This program has third-party private middlemen “managing” the medical care of seniors in traditional Medicare. This threatens the promise of Medicare as a public, nonprofit social insurance…

  • Protest Against Crisis Pregnancy Centers

    In these fraught times when women’s reproductive health in much of the country is subject to legislative interference and women are criminalized for seeking reproductive healthcare, in Massachusetts our state legislatures and the past two governors have secured women’s reproductive rights, folding them into a vision of “reproductive justice”. Massachusetts has been at the forefront…

  • Please Pay Attention to the Debt Crisis

    The MAGA House Republicans are holding the United States hostage by refusing to pass or discuss the administration budget. They are playing dangerous games by pushing the country towards default. If we do not pay our debts, our international standing will decrease and it will cost us more to borrow money. It is not in…

  • Ban Assault Weapons

    In addition to the recent carnage in Nashville, last Spring 18 year-old shooters in separate incidents killed 10 adults in Buffalo, NY, and 19 children and 2 adults in Uvalde, TX, ten days apart. Both shooters were using semi-automatic guns. Nationwide there are over 415 million guns circulating in our towns and cities, 25 million…

  • Rupert Murdoch Owes Us an Apology

    Rupert Murdoch and Fox News owe us, the American people, an apology. If you are like me, you really hate to be lied to. I remember telling my young son when he lied to me once, “You have damaged my trust in you; that trust will have to be rebuilt.”  Rupert Murdoch admitted in sworn…