Send a Letter to the Editor

Send a letter about one of Dogwood’s campaigns to your local newspaper’s editor.

 

Here are some tips to help your letter get printed:

Respond quickly. If you read or see something you want to respond to, send your letter by the next day at the latest.

Mention your reason for writing, preferably in the first sentence. If you are responding directly to an article you’ve read in the publication, state the article headline and publication date. If you are commenting on a local current event, be specific about the issue or event.

Limit the content to one or two key points. A letter to the editor offers the chance to make a concise statement or argument, not an in-depth analysis.

Take a strong position. Letters section editors look for fresh facts, honest statements of opinion and creative takes on news. If you can, offer a compelling fact that shows the urgency or importance of your issue. Include a call to action.

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