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:

  1. Introduce yourself and say who you are and where you live.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Dear Editor,

(Don't forget your "call to action")


Sincerely,
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Publication(s)

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)

Addison Eagle
Addison Independent
Barton Chronicle
Bennington Banner
Brattleboro Reformer
Burlington Free Press
Caledonian Record
Charlotte News
Colchester Sun
County Courier
Deerfield Valley News
Essex Reporter
Hardwick Gazette
Hinesburg Record
Journal Opinion
Manchester Journal
Milton Independent
Montpelier Bridge
Morrisville News & Citizen
Mountain Times
Newport Daily
North Star Monthly
Northfield News
Other Paper South Burlington
Rutland Herald
Seven Days
St. Albans Messenger
Stowe Reporter
The Herald of Randolph
The World
Times Argus
Valley News
Valley Reporter
Vermont Standard
Waterbury Record
Williston Observer