Letters to the Editor

FBI ready to help protect election

America’s elections are the foundation of our democracy and protecting them is a top FBI priority.

‘Get Richmond Working’ initiative would help eliminate disparities

Seeing construction cranes in Richmond is nothing out of the ordinary, but the ones that appeared in the wake of George Floyd’s death stood out from the rest.

Farmers to Families Food Box Program greatly helping area households

Thanks goes out to the many churches, ministries and other nonprofit organiza- tions that distribute food boxes to the needy.

More civic engagement is needed before Broad Street rezoning

On Monday, Sept. 28, the Richmond City Council tabled for 30 days a rezoning ordinance allowing 20-story and taller buildings on Broad Street between Belvidere Street and Arthur Ashe Boulevard. This delay benefits all of Richmond because it provides the ...

Insisting on transparency and accountability ‘is no red herring’

Re Editorial “Red Herring,” Free Press Sept. 10-12 edition:

Attempt to dampen Lt. Gov. Fairfax’s campaign announcement ‘disappointing’

Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax launched his gubernatorial campaign this past weekend to enthusi- astic crowds at the Fairfax County Courthouse and at Fort Monroe in Hampton.

Please, only vote once; twice in the same election is a crime

I should not have to write this, but as an attorney I feel an obligation to inform those of your readers who might be taking the suggestions of President Trump seriously.

Schools, the pandemic and Biden-Harris’ vision for the future

As a teacher in Accomack County on the Eastern Shore, my colleagues and I would normally be spending this time greeting new classes of students at the door and helping each make the adjustment to new routines and a brand ...

Wakanda forever!

Re “Chadwick Boseman, who brought icons to life on the silver screen, dies at 43,” Free Press Sept. 3-5 edition:

Will statue removal be remedy for gender myopia?

I recently completed a book about high school hockey. Because of budget cuts, there were several departments that were defunded, one being the female hockey league.

On Labor Day, let’s work to elect champions for the working class

This year, Labor Day comes just 57 days away from what could be the most historically important election for Virginia’s working people.

Democracy vs. authoritarianism

Re “Trump uses Black people to defend him at RNC,” Free Press Aug. 27-29 edition:

Mail-in voting is part of a COVID-19 ‘scam-demic’

The grifters have a new scam: Mail-in voting.

Attention needed for pedestrian and cyclist safety

The attention of all mayoral candidates should be drawn to the dangerous situation at 17th and Dock streets, where most people get on the Virginia Capital Trail in Richmond.

Fitting name for new vice presidential candidate

Re “Magic moment,” “Biden-Harris” editorial and “5 faith facts about VP pick Kamala Harris – a Black Baptist with Hindu family,” Free Press Aug. 13-15 edition: