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.

Save the Date: Restoring Liberty

Liz Terwilliger for Congress 2022 Campaign Kickoff

Save the Date!

Plan to join us to Kickoff Liz Terwilliger’s campaign to gain the Libertarian Party Nomination for the PA 12th Congressional Seat for the 2022 race.

Meet Liz, ask her questions and share your views on what’s most important for the 12th District from your perspective…oh, and have some fun with us!

More details including TICKETING, LODGING and SHUTTLE information will be coming soon.


The 12th District currently includes Bradford, Centre, Clinton, Juniata, Lycoming, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union and Wyoming Counties in PA.

Looking Forward to 2022

As the New Year approaches, we are looking back on the 2020 campaign and forward to 2022.

In 2020, we had limited time to plan and campaign due to both ballot access laws and the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic. We may have lost our ballot access in 2020 but we carried on the fight with a write-in campaign. By continuing our campaign, we were able

  • To help bring the Libertarian message to the 15 counties of the 12th District. Major newspapers throughout the district sought our perspective on issues from healthcare to the economy and more.
  • To energize Libertarians in the 12th District to volunteer, share their ideas and get out and vote.
  • To support candidates for the PA Assembly, from the 68th, 107th and 110th in bringing the Libertarian message to their districts.

All of this combined to result in a higher percentage of votes for Libertarian statewide candidates (the Presidential ticket, Attorney General, Auditor General and State Treasurer) across the district (as compared to their statewide total) helping to push their vote totals above the threshold needed for minor party status for the Libertarian Party.

Minor Party status means that the Libertarian Party of PA

  • Will not have to collect signatures for special elections, our candidates will have ballot access.
  • Will be included in voter registration opportunities, for example if you register to vote at the DMV, “Libertarian” will be an option for party registration.
  • Will have control over who is listed as a “Libertarian” candidate on the ballot. To be listed the candidate will have to be the legitimate nominee of the Libertarian Party of PA, not just someone who wants to run as a libertarian.

Now we are planning for 2022. We intend to make the most of our time, time we did not have in 2020. Our first step is to seek the Libertarian Party of PA’s nomination for Liz Terwilliger to run as the Libertarian Party candidate for the US House of Representatives from PA’s 12th District. We are forming our campaign team now. We need your help to build up our financial resources for the fight ahead.

According to the FEC, in the 2020 Campaign the Republican candidate spent over $1,000,000, the Democratic candidate spent over $34,000 and we spent just over $5,500. We need to start building our reserves now for the campaign ahead! Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. On our donation page you have the option to make a one-time donation or to make a monthly donation. I would humbly request that you consider a monthly donation. Recurring donations of even $5 a month can go a long way to ensuring that come 2022, we have the resources we need to not only fight for inclusion of the Libertarian perspective but fight to win!

To make a contribution to our campaign, visit http://lizterwilligerforcongress.org/index.php/donations/

Thank you!

Liz Terwilliger

About Liz Terwilliger

Liz Terwilliger, MA, CCC-SLP, is an Early Intervention speech-language pathologist who has been working with families in Northern PA for more than 17 years.

I am running for Congress because I’m tired of the partisanship, the name calling and the bully tactics in politics today.

I believe we, the People, need to take back our government from career politicians. I believe we need representatives who respect the Constitution and respect each other. I believe we need Representatives, not Politicians.

Liz Terwilliger with her husband, Chris, and Ritchie

Family

Liz and Chris (her husband of 27 years) live in Warren Center, PA (in Bradford County) with their chocolate lab, Ritchie. Chris is an artist and the owner of Woodland Art by Chris Terwilliger.

Liz has two step-children, Jason and Jessica, and four grandchildren, Raven (20), Drake (18), Christopher (6) and Arya (6). Liz and Chris also raised their nephews, Sean and Tyler, who are grown with families of their own.

Volunteer Activities

2020-Present Libertarian Party of Bradford County

1st Vice Chair

Representative to the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania

2017-Present Walk for Our Buddies

Chairperson

2015-Present Carter Lackey Memorial Miles

Event Coordinator

Work History

2003-Present Self Employed

Speech Language Pathologist (aka Speech Therapist, aka Speech Teacher) in private practice, currently contracted to provide Early Intervention (Birth to 3) services to families in Bradford and Sullivan Counties. Over the years, Liz has also provided services to families in Tioga, Susquehanna, Potter and McKean Counties in PA.

1997-2003

Speech Language Pathologist providing services to adults with developmental disabilities in their homes, work and day treatment settings at what was United Cerebral Palsy of Chemung County, and is now Able2, in Horseheads, NY.