Letters to the Editor

Virginia NAACP objects to Virginia’s withdrawal from ERIC

The NAACP Virginia State Conference (Virginia NAACP) objects to Commissioner Susan Beals’ decision to remove Virginia from the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC). ERIC has been a trusted tool by states to combat voter fraud since 2012.

Systemic inequities hinder kinship foster care

In the most recent 2023 General Assembly session, Senate Bill 1219 was tabled in the House and left with the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee for further analysis.

Change must come

I woke up hearing the weeping of people in lieu of all the senseless crime that has taken place. I humbly ask that you would put this in the Richmond Free Press, inspired by God.

To Gov. Youngkin:

History will not be kind to anyone who adopts a pro-ignorance stand when it comes to the true history of this country, warts and all.

‘That was Karl’

Thank you for letting your readers know of the death of Karl Bren in your March 2-4, 2023, edition.

Thank you, Richmond Free Press

To the entire staff of the Richmond Free Press:

Former state registrar had no ‘personal decision’ in same-gender law

I am writing to address what I consider an inaccurate representation of my making a personal decision to deny same-gender parents’ names on a birth certificate. This representation, announcing the retirement of Janet Rainey, was in an article in the ...

Richmond City Council invites community to thank a social worker during Richmond Social Work Month

Established last year by Richmond City Council and Mayor Levar M. Stoney, Richmond Social Work Month recognizes those who have dedicated their professional lives to helping improve the quality of life for others, especially those experiencing distress, through the delivery ...

Applause for Encore program

I hope that other surrounding counties and the City of Richmond are taking notice of the new program Henrico County is rolling out titled Encore, which was featured in the Free Press, March 2-4 edition.

John Marshall High School basketball didn’t just get good; it’s been good for years

There has been a lot of talk about John Marshall High School lately. Some good and some bad. I stayed away because outsiders love opinions and never base things on facts. What lies behind those walls of a poorly unkept ...

Recent Free Press article ‘was not a forum for litigation or absolution’

In my conversations with Mr. Jeremy Lazarus that resulted in the Jan. 26-28 edition of the Richmond Free Press article, “It’s Complicated,” I believe that I was clear in stating that I became an Enrichmond board member in October of ...

‘Why support legislation designed to obstruct a Richmond casino?’

I am strongly opposed to any legislation that has been crafted specifically to obstruct economic development in the city of Richmond. The fact that a state senator, who represents Richmond, would lead the charge to strategically cut Richmond out of ...

Is our gun-crazed society reflection of entertainment biz?

The prop gun killing on the “Rust” movie set by Alec Baldwin reminds me of other reckless gun-violence disasters on movie sets. Specifically, when the actor Jon-Erik Hexum died after shoot- ing himself in the head with a prop gun ...

Enrichmond article ‘is inaccurate and misleading

Jeremy Lazarus’ Jan. 26, 2023, article, “It’s complicated” is a one-sided story that provides little clarity.

Let’s talk Social Security instead of about Morrissey

Instead of wasting time, energy, resources and newsprint on calling for Sen. Joe Morrissey to resign, I suggest you focus your efforts on changing a common practice that leads to perpetual inequality.