Letters to the editor, Oct. 31
Go to the polls
The League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area urges all registered voters to go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5 to exercise their right to vote and have a say in America’s future.
Every vote counts, and our votes make a difference.
Voters can check their registration status, find the location and hours of their polling location, review the rules for registration and voting by mail, and link to other important election events by going to state.nj.us/state/elections/.
Voting brings us together as Americans. This election is about our jobs, our health, our communities, our security and our future. Take control and commit to vote on Nov. 5.
The writer is the voter registration chair of the League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area.
History Center thankful for successful home tour
The Montclair History Center thanks those who helped make our Harvest Home Tour on Oct. 5, 2019 a big success. It was a wonderful day to stroll through four centuries of diverse homes and historic properties.
First, we thank the private homeowners and The George for graciously allowing us to visit. Each stop was a delight. We are also grateful to the members of the recently formed Montclair Chapter of Questers (an international organization dedicated to the study, conservation and preservation of historical objects for the benefit of today and tomorrow), who enthusiastically spearheaded this event and worked hard on it from start to finish:
Cathy Peter, Marcella Perez, Joan Barrett, Suzanne Miller, Nancy Simonic, Wendy Grotyohann, and Daryn Sirota. We also thank the many, many volunteers at the houses.
Of course, nothing at the Montclair History Center happens without the creative energy of our dedicated and hard-working staff—led by Jane Eliasof, with Erin Benz, Susanne Costa, and Diane Israel—who never cease to amaze us.
To the Montclair History Center’s tremendous volunteers…you are always there when we need you and we are so very grateful. The Montclair History Center also thanks the ticket-holders, who share our interest in Montclair’s architecture, and the advertisers in the event booklet.
Fundraising initiatives like this are vital to a small non-profit like ours. On behalf of the entire Montclair History Center Board, thank you to all involved for the support, enthusiasm and participation that made the Harvest Home Tour 2019 a success. Looking forward to next year’s tour.
ELIZABETH HYNES and HELEN FALLON
Hynes is the president of the Montclair History Center Board of Trustees and Fallon is the vice president.
Urge representatives to act on Energy Innovation Act
As a member of the Citizens' Climate Lobby, I hereby urge people to phone or write to their representatives and urge them to co-sponsor HR 763, the Energy Innovation Act. It would place a tax on carbon use and sales and divide the proceeds equally among all U.S. adult citizens.
Then write or call Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker and ask them to introduce a similar bill in the senate. Their numbers are 202-224-4744 and 202-224-3224, respectively.
Climate change is a terrible threat to human life, within the lifetime of children alive today. As a gardener, I can already see significant effects.
Nov. 6 is the day CCL hopes the congressional lines will be flooded. Please write and/or call.