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Letters to Newspapers

How to write letters to the editor

Letters to the editor can be an effective in raising public awareness and also a complement to communication with legislators

  • Newspapers like to run letters to the editor that connects to a recent article published.
  • Draft the letter using firm and concise language of no more than 100 words. Letters showing a personal story, an interest, or connection are good candidates for publication.
  • Use your own words to express yourself.
  • Be sure to give praise in your letter when appropriate and include organizational names for future reference.