Writing Letters to the Editor

Why you should write letters to the editor

Writing a letter to the editor (LTE) of your local or regional newspaper is an effective and easy way to reach a large audience, including government officials and corporations, with your message.   Here’s why:

  • The editorial page is one of the most read pages in the paper
  • Congressional staffers monitor editorial page so they can keep a ‘pulse’ on issues of importance to their constituents
  • You can reach both a wide public audience and your elected officials with the same effort
  • They often influence news content when lots of letters on the same topic are written

Here are tips on writing letters to the editor:

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