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Guest Commentary: You betcha’

Questions we frequently get: “What does it mean when Women For a Better Lee says it is ‘fiercely nonpartisan’?”, closely followed by: “Don’t you have to be a part of an organized political party to succeed at electing women?” First, what does “nonpartisan” mean for us? ...

Immigration policy fraught with problems

To the editor: It is difficult to lose an election especially when you feel it is so important for this country but it also verifies your beliefs. Although Biden is not receiving the castigation that Trump received there is much news if you look about the immigration crisis. Trump was beat ...

Immigration policy is failing American spouses

To the editor: I am a U.S. citizen struggling to overcome immigration issues for my spouse, the highest priority for legal immigration. I am extremely frustrated that Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives blocked a vote on amendments to the Dream and Promise Act and the Farm ...

Senate must restore Violence Against Women Act

To the editor: I for one am grateful the police captured the mass killer in Georgia who killed a security guard and seven women at spas in Atlanta. I’m glad they nabbed him before he got to Florida. Now is the time for Senators Scott and Rubio to put aside partisan rhetoric and restore ...

Keep public notices accessible to all

Are there any words more terrifying to us taxpayers than Ronald Reagan’s famously shared “I’m from the government and I’m here to help”? It always amuses us — and not in a good way — when self-proclaimed fiscally conservative, small government, pro-business politicians trot out ...

Sen. Bill 90 restricts voter rights

To the editor: Florida Senate Bill 90 proposed by Gov. DeSantis would restrict voting rights retroactively, requiring some Floridians, who are already registered to vote in his upcoming gubernatorial race, to re-register. Not a single county registrar of voters requested this. Indeed, the ...

Save the Lee Civic Center, save rural Lee

To the editor: I have sent the following letter to the members of the Lee County Board of County Commissioners: Dear Commissioners, please consider not destroying the Lee Civic Center. It is the heart and soul of rural Lee County. By destroying it you will be ripping the word rural out of ...