Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

A student at Ben Franklin High School in New Orleans wears a mask with the transgender Pride flag painted on it Friday, March 31, 2023.

Readers React: Louisiana’s queer and trans youth, you are loved

By: - June 26, 2023

You are loved, you are valued, and you are a sacred part of your community. You also represent the potential and beauty of this state. The people who have come together to write this letter are adults who are overwhelmingly queer and/or trans. We’re writing to queer and trans youth across Louisiana because you are […]

The Louisiana State Capitol

Readers React: Legislative leaders ‘self-indulging’ with Capitol police force

By: - March 20, 2023

On June 16, 2022, Gov. Edwards quietly approved the creation of a new police force exclusively for the Louisiana Legislature. He signed into law Act 507, legitimizing Senate Bill 490 – a poorly identified bill entitled “to provide security services for the state capitol building.” It’s probable that term-limited Senate President Page Cortez, R-Lafayette, and […]

Rapides Library Board of Control member James Morgan.

Readers React: Extremist views on libraries are ‘delusional’

By: - January 22, 2023

With regards to “AG Jeff Landry asked to weigh in on Rapides library policy,” by Frances Madeson, Jan. 19, 2023 I am writing in response to the long-awaited public comments from James Morgan on the merits of his proposed amendment to the Rapides Parish Library Collection Policy as mentioned in the recent Louisiana Illuminator article.  It is […]