Letters to the Editor / Opinion Pieces

Letters to the editor are an additional way to reach local legislators as well as influence public opinion.  There is an easy online form with instructions at http://www.staradvertiser.com/editorial.  They will call to confirm that it was you that submitted before they publish.  

Letter writing tips:

  • Refer to a current event, published article, legislative initiative to make the letter topical.
  • Assume the reader has no previous knowledge of the issue.
  • Prioritize just one or two points to make (150 word limit).
  • Take a clear stand - it is an opinion piece.

Examples by HCC below.

           

 

Longer "guest writer" opinion pieces are also an option (500-600 words) but face a higher standard of scrutiny.  Example by HCC below.