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Write Your Local Paper

Writing a letter to the editor of your local paper or an Op-Ed will help raise awareness in your community, and will grab the attention of your elected officials. You can send a letter to the editor now by using our talking points and automated service below -- just fill in the name of your representative. Be sure to let us know at action at citizen dot org if you get published in your local paper, and we'll highlight your piece on our blog and Web site!

Use the following template or click on the talking points to the right to add them to the letter, then customize it to make it your own.

Step 1 - Select a Recipient

Letter to the Editor

The Letter to the Editor Section is one of the most widely read sections of the newspaper and can reach a large audience. It allows community members to comment on the way issues are being addressed in the media and to influence the topics the local paper may choose to cover. Elected officials often monitor this section of the newspaper and take notice of constituents' opinions.

We've made it easy for you to contact your local newspaper with your views, but editors want to hear from you in your own words.

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Step 2 - Write your message