Letters To The Editor Write-a-thon
You may type or copy and paste your letter in the box below. Special tip: It's even better if your letter refers to a recently published news article or editorial by the newspaper. Most papers have a word count limit so the form will warn you if you go over 250 words.
How to craft your letter:
- Introduce yourself and say who you are and where you live.
- Tell your story about how the issue personally affects you. Your personal experience is more powerful than statistics and numbers, though you may use those too to put your story into context.
- Connect your personal story to the broader human rights crisis and the problem that we are not putting people first. Don't forget to connect your personal story to why you are part of the Put People First and/or Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign.
- Finish with a call to action. For example, calling on the legislature to pass a People's Budget and implement a system that treats healthcare as a human right, invite people to join you at the May 1st Rally or other local upcoming events.
(Don't forget your "call to action")
While you may get priority if you lived in the area, newspapers regularly print letters from residents of other towns in Vermont, so feel free to pick any one (or more) from the list below. You can also check this box to send to all of the publications listed below. (Please consult a VWC organizer first)