One of the most effective methods of bringing attention to an issue is writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. During this critical juncture of the Heritage Forests Campaign, it is more important than ever to raise public awareness about the plight of our only remaining green spaces and wild places.
Follow these easy instructions for writing and submitting your own letter to the editor. We'll post all published letters here on our web page. You can help save our Heritage Forests in print and on the web!
Here are some tips to keep in mind when composing a letter to the editor:
Here are some suggested message points to consider using in letters. Ideally you should choose one, and not more than two of these points to emphasize.
You can submit your letter over the Internet--nothing could be easier! In order to find your local paper, go to www.voxcap.com/voice/lettertoed.asp. Select your state and the most relevant newspaper. Simply type your submission in the form provided on the site, and click to send it off to the editor.
Please email me at:[email protected] if your letter is published. Don't forget to provide me with the date of publication, the name of the newspaper, and of course the letter itself. We'll create a gallery of printed letters in the community area of our web site. You'll inspire others to write letters to their local newspaper editors.
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