A Dose of Common Sense

As I see our community begin to return to normality after a year of lock-downs, misinformation, illness, and loss of loved ones there are signs of improved spirits throughout our counties. Our local health care workers have been though difficult trials, and they continue to help us improve with increasingly availability of COVID vaccines that can now be administered to every adult.

The real problems relating to COVID were bad enough. But I found it especially distressing to see politicians take advantage of the crises by circumventing our state constitution to create endless lock-downs, fine small business out of existence, and generating fear and suspicion among neighbors in a bid to consolidate power. On May 18th we will have an opportunity to take back some of this misused power from a governor who has continued to ignore the voice of his constituents.

Sadly, politicians continue to use this crisis to promote themselves at the expense of the voters. I read, with dismay the press release from our 12th district representative, Fred Keller. Keller is co-sponsoring the awkwardly titled bill, “Saving Hypodermic Injections and Offering Vaccines to Taxpayers Swiftly”.

This bill is an attempt to only allow Americans with proof of residency to receive protection against COVID. This means that anyone in our community who does not carry such papers would presumably be refused this potentially life saving medicine. The unvaccinated people would remain in our community, becoming ill, and possibly infecting others. We have the resources to immunize every adult.

Keller’s bill will likely never come to a floor vote, partially because it is ridiculous, but mainly because it was designed to protect a political career, not the public. Our district has had enough of political posturing and the proposal of new rules that make little sense.

As the Libertarian candidate for Congress in the 12th district I intend to focus on real problems and concerns of my constituents. People like me are tired of posturing and wasted efforts while there are serious problems to be addressed in our community. We need real action; we need real change. We do not need to carry citizenship papers in our wallets. Whenever this has been required in the past, it came to no good end. Stop the posturing. Focus on the health and safety of our entire community. Let’s get past this pandemic and back to work, to school, to living our lives.

Meet Up at Irving’s (State College, PA)

Thursday, April 22, Liz Terwilliger will be at Irving’s Bagels in State College, PA.

Drop by for 5 minutes or stay and have lunch! Either way, come meet up with Liz Terwilliger, Libertarian candidate for US House of Representatives from PA’s 12th Congressional District (2022) to share your ideas, concerns and priorities.

Liz will also share information on her campaign to bring transparency and engagement to the People of Pennsylvania’s 12th District.

Meet Up at Irving’s

Thursday, April 22nd 11:30am-1pm

110 E. College Ave, State College, PA 16801


RSVP even if you’re just stopping by! https://forms.gle/3C1QvEoQxkFQGqRp7

Liz Terwilliger Announces Candidacy for Congress for the 12th District

“We need more participation, not less, so we can have a government that is of the people rather than one that is imposed upon them”

On April 2nd supporters gathered at multiple events to hear Liz Terwilliger announce her candidacy for congress here in the 12th District. Liz is planning to run as the Libertarian candidate and has plans to promote sweeping changes in her district.

Her announcement speech emphasized the sad state of affairs that she wants to address. “Every time I turn around it seems there’s another behemoth legislative package being proposed or pushed through Congress, explained Liz, “Giant packages of legislation hiding untold overreach and spending in their hundreds of pages!”.

Liz went on to bemoan the laundry list of pushes being considered by Congress, including expanding gun control, more lockdowns and other restrictions on liberty, using the past year’s pandemic as an excuse. “Now there is talk of requiring Vaccine Passports,” observed Liz. “Politicians love to use any emergency as an excuse to create more restrictive laws on all of us.”

The key to representing District 12 in Congress is transparency, says Liz – something that is currently lacking. “Transparency is essential to an engaged electorate, Liz explained, “To me, transparency means knowing who’s behind a bill, the individuals and the special interests. It means knowing what’s in a bill before it is passed into law. It means clear, concise legislation on a single topic so that we, the people, know what’s being debated and are empowered to join the conversation.”

“We need people to feel empowered, to join in the conversation, to feel included and welcome. We need more participation, not less, so we can have a government that is of the people rather than one that is imposed upon them,” said Liz.

Supporters enthusiastically applauded when Liz vowed to “use the megaphone of office to champion the Libertarian principles of individual freedom and personal responsibility, of fiscal conservatism and non-aggression…. I will work to repeal laws that infringe upon our freedoms and will motion to amend legislative packages to remove unrelated items, excess spending or provisions that restrict our liberties.”

Liz will be focusing on building community consensus through the district. Her committee has been working with local partners to promote volunteerism and self-sufficiency. In the coming weeks there will be opportunities for the public to speak personally with Liz to voice their opinions and learn about how she intends to promote the idea of personal freedom throughout her community.

Get Together at the Park

April 24th, after our Clean Up project at the park, it will be nice to have some time to relax and get to know each other. You don’t have to come for the Clean Up to join the Meet Up!
Come meet Liz Terwilliger, Libertarian candidate for US House of Representatives (2022). Share some food and your thoughts/perspective on what’s important to you. Liz will be happy listen and to talk about her campaign to restore representation the people of the 12th District.
There is no cost to join us!
Light refreshments will be provided.

3pm Saturday April 24, 2021

Marysville Lions Club Park

Picnic Area by the Playground


RSVP here: https://forms.gle/MaV9oTW5bxZRkA7R9

Clean Up at Marysville Lions Club Park

Join us April 24th to Celebrate Earth Day and give back a little to the community by clearing brush and cleaning up litter around the pond at the Marysville Lions Club Park.
There will be 3 projects we’ll be working on at this event.
1. Clear vines and low vegetation that is crowding David’s Walk.
2. Trash cleanup on the bank.
3. Cutting the low scrub around the pond.
Bring work gloves, clippers or loppers and dress for the weather.
We’ll be meeting in the parking area on the south side of the pond at 10am and working until we’re done.

By the pond at Marysville Lions Club Park

102 Park Drive, Marysville, PA 17053

10a Saturday, April 24, 2021


RSVP to join us here: https://forms.gle/QjaGR5TZbHpCC61aA S

Meet & Greet at Marzoni’s

Join us April 18th for good food and stimulating conversation at Marzoni’s Brick Oven & Brewing Co in Selinsgrove!

Meet Liz Terwilliger who is seeking the Libertarian Party nomination for U.S. House of Representatives from PA’s 12th Congressional District. Share what’s important to you and find out where she stands on issues you care about.

Marzoni’s Brick Oven & Brewing Co.

834 N. Susquehanna Trail, Selinsgrove, PA

Sunday, April 18th 12:30pm-3:30pm

Please RSVP so we know who many to expect using this form https://forms.gle/iopQMVk76nW7Mvif8

Susquehanna River Clean Up Team

April 18th, for a #DayofService Liz Terwilliger will be leading a team for the Susquehanna River Cleanup Project’s Cleanup Event.

Join our team at the Sunbury Boat Launch at 8:30am on April 18th for this event! Complete this form to join us! https://forms.gle/yUcVeRgcjV943DZR6

Learn more about the event visit the Susquehanna River Cleanup Project’s event
https://www.facebook.com/events/458869798865727/
Sign up with our team thru the ticketing link or here

Salt Springs Clean Up Team

Salt springs state park montrose pa susquehanna county

Join us Saturday, April 17th at 9am, as we join Friends of Salt Springs Park to Clean Up the Park! Salt Springs State Park is a beautiful park north of Montrose in Susquehanna County, PA.

Friends of Salt Springs will provide food, beverages, and a T-shirt to all who come out and help with annual chores like:–Rake lawns and flowerbeds–Paint signs–Split, haul, and stack firewood–Dig out fire pits–Scrub picnic tables and interpretive signs–Pick up twigs, branches, stones, trash, flood debris from the campgrounds –Clean out the salt spring–Walk the trails and pick up and prune as needed–Clean up the vegetable garden–And, of course, “much more”! Visit their Facebook post for more information: Click Here

To join us, complete this form.

Rain Date! Hygiene Pop Up

Join us Sunday, April 25th as we distribute the personal care and hygiene items that we collected from community doantions during the March drive. We are holding this the event on our rain date, Sunday April 25th, due to forecasts of thunderstorms for 4/11. The pantry will be held at noon in the parking lot of Hughes Notary Service (706 S. Lehigh Ave, Sayre, PA).

We will be setting up tables with personal care items grouped by category. Each teenager and adult will be given a brown paper bag into which they will place the items of their choosing. This is 1st come first serve, beginning at Noon, not earlier. There will be a limit of 1 bag per person.

Thank you to all of the businesses and individuals who participated in our March Hygiene Drive! We had originally intended to pre-pack kits to distribute, but the donations we received are to varied to allow for that.

Hygiene Pop Up Pantry

The Liz Terwilliger for Congress Committee, with the help of area businesses collected personal hygiene products to aid the local community during the month of March. These products will be distributed this Sunday, April 11th at 12 pm at a ‘Pop-Up Pantry” event.

The pantry will be held in the parking lot of Hughes Notary Service (706 S. Lehigh Ave, Sayre, PA). Members of the Liz Terwilliger for Congress Committee will be on hand to direct visitors to park and fill a brown bag, provided, with free personal care products. In the event of rain, the event will be will postponed until Sunday April 25th.

The Committee will distribute donations collected from bins that had been set up throughout the area. These are critically needed items that will be useful to local families that need them. “It is easy to forget that personal care items are a luxury to individuals and families in difficult financial times like these,” explained Liz Terwilliger. “To address this need, we partnered with local businesses to allow people to donate shampoo, shaving cream, tissues, tampons and other personal products.”

Liz and team are thrilled at the support received by the businesses and shoppers who helped. Liz said, “I’d like to send a big Thank you to all of the businesses and individuals who participated in our March Hygiene Drive! We had originally intended to pre-pack kits to distribute, but the donations we received are too varied to allow for that, so we will be sorting donations according to type, for example shampoo, soaps, feminine hygiene products, etc.”

Items will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, one bag per person. Weather permitting, visitors are advised to come at noon if possible. Learn about volunteering for future community events here: https://tinyurl.com/p2rhjv9h

Liz Terwilliger is running for Congress in the 15 counties of the 12th District. As a Libertarian, Liz emphasizes the importance of personal initiative and individual action. This Personal Care and Hygiene Drive is an example of this philosophy