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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.
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
Liz Terwilliger For Congress is sponsoring a community drive to provide personal care and hygiene products to individuals and families who are faced with urgent need of these items. From now until March 28th items will be collected at locations throughout the area. The collected products will be distributed in the form of individual kits to those in need through a pop-up pantry style event in early April.
“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 have partnered with local businesses to place collection bins throughout the community. We will be creating individual kits with donated items and distributing them in a pop-up pantry style event where the public will be invited to drive up and receive a kit of products. We will have two different kits available, those with and without feminine hygiene products. Most people who are in need are associated with a community support organization. I wanted to directly distribute the donations to community members to reach people who might otherwise be missed, people who aren’t necessarily getting support somewhere else.”
“I am grateful to all the business owners who have joined us in this effort,” said Liz. “These businesses are not participating in support of my campaign, they simply stepped forward to help create change in our community.” Businesses hosting donation bins include FWF Wellness in Sayre, The Hair Mill in Wysox, Mad Hatters Café and Co-Op in Athens, Endless Mountains Brace and Mobility in Troy, Triple F Farms LLC in Gillett and Clock Works Coffee in Westfield. “Woodland Art of Warren Center is sponsoring an online donation option,” Liz explained, “so that people can donate funds to the drive if they can’t deliver items to one of these businesses. All of the funds donated will be used to create the individual kits.” Businesses interested in joining our effort can sign up at https://tinyurl.com/1oi0lpo9
“We often focus on the essentials of food and housing for people in crisis,” said Liz. “But these personal care and hygiene items can be easily overlooked. Something simple, like a toothbrush, can really improve someone’s life and their sense of wellbeing.”
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.
You can use this button to donate to the drive.
This donation is NOT tax deductible and does NOT go to the Liz Terwilliger for Congress campaign. 100% of these donations will go to the creation of these kits.
The Lycoming County Libertarian Committee joined me in dropping off bins. We are continuing to deliver bins as more businesses join us in the drive.
In Lycoming and Clinton Counties donations are being collected for the YWCA in Williamsport, bins have been delivered to the following businesses:
The Break Room of Williamsport: 1009 Washington Blvd, Williamsport, PA
YMCA Jersey Shore Branch: 826 Alleghany St, Jersey Shore, PA
BFit Fitness & Nutrition: 32 Riverview Rd, Linden, PA
Coles Coffee, Crafts & Consignment: 10 S. Main St, Montgomery, PA
Full Armor Wellness: 7893 Nittany Valley Dr, Mill Hall, PA
In Bradford and Tioga County donations are being collected for the creation of individual kits to be distributed at a pop-up pantry style event in early April. Donation bins can be found at:
FWF Wellness: 211 Desmond St, Sayre, PA
The Hair Mill: 2404 PA Rt 187, Wysox, PA
Mad Hatters Cafe & Co-Op: 400 N. Main St, Athens, PA
Endless Mountain Brace & Mobility: 6819 Fallbrook Rd, Troy, PA
Clock Works Coffee: Main St, Westfield, PA
If you can’t make it one of our donation locations, you can donate money towards the personal care kits using this donation button, sponsored by Woodland Art by Chris Terwilliger in Warren Center, PA. A $20 donation funds one personal care kit.
This donation is NOT tax deductible, does NOT go to the Liz Terwilliger for Congress campaign and does NOT go to the Libertarian Party. Participating businesses/organizations are not affiliated with Liz Terwilliger for Congress or the Libertarian Party.
If you or your business would like to join us to volunteer or as a donation drop off location please follow this link: https://tinyurl.com/1oi0lpo9
In Image at the Top: Sally Combs (left) of Lycoming County Libertarian Committee and Liz Terwilliger (right) deliver a donation bin to Christine Kinney (center) on behalf of the YMCA Jersey Shore Branch
The Supreme Court has rejected the cases related to the 2020 election in Pennsylvania and other states. With questions still unanswered about whether or not changes to election procedures in Pennsylvania were constitutional, I am disappointed that the court won’t be ruling on these cases.
More disturbing to me than not having a settled answer on questions from the 2020 Pennsylvania election is the uncounted ballots. So called “late-arriving ballots” were ordered to be set aside by a prior court ruling and were not counted due to ongoing litigation. As of today, they “have not yet been counted.” The fact that it’s “only” about 10,000 ballots and wouldn’t have changed the outcome of the Presidential election, rings hollow to me. In our electoral system we argue that every vote matters. We should count every legitimate vote.
We should have a final ruling on whether these 10,000 or so votes, representing 10,000 or so Pennsylvanians, are legitimate. Would they have impacted races other than the Presidential race? They were set aside in whole, not counted for any purpose. We are setting a precedent for counting votes. The Supreme Court should have ruled on this.
Liz Terwilliger for Congress is partnering with the Lycoming County Libertarian Committee for a personal care and hygiene products drive during the month of March.
Beginning March 8th and continuing until March 28th, we will be collecting items such as toilet paper, maxi-pads, tampons, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shaving cream, razors, soap, shampoo and tissues. Donated items will be distributed to those in need in two ways. We will be delivering donated items to programs, like the YWCA Northcentral PA in Williamsport, who provide services to individuals and families facing homelessness and other personal crises. We will also be creating “kits” with items donated for individual pick up at designated locations.
We are looking for businesses to participate as donation drop off locations and/or as pick up points for individual kits. For drop off locations, we would provide a donation bin, which we would deliver on or around March 8th. We would pick up the bin and any donations on March 28th, or earlier if requested. For pick up points, we would deliver a pre-determined number of kits for individuals to pick up from your location.
If you are interested in participating in this personal care and hygiene products drive, as a business or as an individual volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call 570-731-0822 or complete the rsvp form, here.
Dozens of local families received some welcome assistance last Sunday with the Pop-Up Pantry organized by the Liz Terwilliger for Congress Committee in Sayre, Pa. The LTCC gave out food donations from The Child Hunger Outreach Program (CHOP) of Towanda.
“We wanted a safe and stress-free event,” explained Liz Terwilliger, “so we felt that a drive-through Pantry made the most sense.” LTCC volunteers organized a smooth traffic flow and handed out cartons of food to fifty families. Each box contained a month’s worth of groceries. “Food Insecurity has always been a problem in our area,” Liz said “and the pandemic has made the problem much worse. The help from CHOP and our volunteers has been absolutely crucial to the community, and I thank everyone for participating in this important effort.”
Liz noted that February 14th was also National Organ Doner Day. “We included information about this important need in our community and explained how easy it is to become an organ doner.” Two local families shared their stories as organ recipients, and the daughter of a local liver transplant recipient volunteered at the event.
“As a Libertarian, I want to emphasize individual initiatives like the Pantry and Organ Donation. Too often, we wait for our local government to take action, often with disappointing results. It is up to us as members of the community to do what we can to help where we can. It is also critical to help raise community awareness about basic needs like Hunger and Organ Donations. That’s why we combined efforts on this National Day of Service”.
While helping fifty families is a great start, almost a dozen more were not able to be helped right away. “This was the most distressing part of the day,” said Liz. “We simply ran out of food, which highlights the growing need to address the insecurity of Hunger here in Pennsylvania.” The LTCC was able to put these families in contact with alternate food sources to meet their immediate needs. “It’s important that we are there for each other; reaching out for support when must and giving back when they can.”
Pennsylvania is a closed primary state. That means you have to be registered with a major party to participate; Republican to participate in the Republican primary, Democrat to participate in the Democratic primary. This system leads many otherwise independent or third party voters to maintain their major party affiliation to have a voice in the primary.
I was asked by a local Libertarian, who is registered to vote Republican, this week, if there is any point to changing party affiliation to Libertarian.
My short answer is “Yes!” Here’s why.
It is simple to change your party affiliation in Pennsylvania. Now that the Libertarian Party has minor party status, we are listed as a choice when residents register. Given the rules of the game in Pennsylvania, voters can change their party affiliation by May 3, 2021 to vote in the May 18, 2021 primary. After the primary, you can change your registration back to your true affiliation just as easily. This is important because the 15% rule (see below) applies to the close of the registration period for the November general election, which is October 18, 2021. After the general election, you can change back again for 2022 Primary just as easily.
According to the Department of State website, in Pennsylvania to be able to participate in the taxpayer funded primary process, a party must have “statewide registration…15% or greater of the combined statewide registration for all statewide political parties.” This 15% mark must be attained “at the close of the registration period immediately preceding the most recent November election.”
Fifteen percent seems a low bar on its face. With the closed primary process, and otherwise affiliated voters maintaining Republican and Democratic voter registration, it is not just an uphill battle. It is a nearly impossible one.
As of February 1, 2021, per the PA Dept of State website, there were 8,818,861 registered voters in the Commonwealth. Of those voters, only 14.5% were not registered Republican or Democrat. Even if all the third party and unaffiliated voters registered to vote with the same party, there would not be enough voters to form a single third major party.
If everyone who is affiliated with one of the two major parties for the purpose of primary voting switched to their true affiliation following the primary, it would be interesting to see what would happen to the percentages. I believe in having accurate information, even if it doesn’t swing in my favor.
So if you are one of those voters affiliated for the primary, I encourage you to change your registration to your true affiliation after the primary and let’s see what happens! Who knows, it might make a difference!