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07-09-2013, 11:09 PM
Letters to the Editor are perhaps the most under utilized tool we have.

07-10-2013, 08:13 PM
Letters to the Editor are perhaps the most under utilized tool we have.


Some inspiration.

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07-20-2013, 03:17 PM
Bump for Liberty Activism.

07-20-2013, 03:47 PM
Thanks, it has been noted and I will work on bring it back as it fits in to the master plan. :)

07-20-2013, 06:02 PM
Thanks, it has been noted and I will work on bring it back as it fits in to the master plan. :)
Was all of the previous content deleted when it was removed? Reason why I ask, I used to have a link to a website that linked to every major newspaper, college paper, etc. for writing letters to the editor. Not sure if I can find that link again.

07-20-2013, 06:18 PM
I wrote to the author of an article back in 2011 that called Ron Paul an isolationist and the lady thanked me and nearly immediately corrected her article to non-interventionist. We do have success and writing letters can get result.

I made a difference today! A journalist changed her claim that Ron Paul in isolationist.. (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?311476-I-made-a-difference-today!-A-journalist-changed-her-claim-that-Ron-Paul-in-isolationist)

07-20-2013, 06:27 PM
This really does deserve more focus.

07-20-2013, 06:59 PM
It would be great if we could compile a list of easy links to send "Letters to the Editor" and a bunch of sample/template letters to use which only need minor tweaking.

Also would be great to have letters to send to PACs and outside groups in favor of certain candidates. I've been sending emails to various gun rights and economic liberty groups (GOA/Club for Growth/FreedomWorks) asking them to endorse and spend money in support of Greg Brannon. I suggest others do the same.

07-22-2013, 08:36 PM

The Democrats have a great tool to send out letters to the editors to newspapers very easily.

Enter your zip code or the local area you want to cover.

You can select what newspapers you want to send your letter to. I would recommend double checking with your selected newspaper the max word count, but the shorter and more to the point the better.

A Letter to the Editor is an easy way to make a BIG impact. Editors do not publish every letter, but they do pay attention—especially to letters that are well-written and connected to an article they just published. Here are a few helpful tips:

Writing Your Letter to the Editor
•Make it relevant. Relate your letter to an issue recently discussed in the publication to which you are writing. Many outlets are picking up on the defense cuts included in sequestration so this may be a time to bring the non-defense cuts to light.
•Be concise. The first sentence should summarize your position. One of the biggest mistakes made in writing Letters to the Editor is using the first paragraph (or the entire letter) to build to the point. Most editors read 2-3 sentences before making a decision to go on.
•Mind your word count. Check the guidelines for the paper you are targeting. If they give a word count, follow it. If they don’t, 200 words are generally considered the maximum length. Many papers will not consider letters that exceed the word count.

Submitting Your Letter to the Editor

Many newspapers have specific format requirements, so please check the paper’s website before submitting. Always include full contact information for the author(s).

•Follow the guidelines. Follow the outlet’s rules regarding Letters to the Editor and make sure to adhere to the guidelines on length. Spell everything correctly and pay close attention to grammar—letters are not usually edited, rather the outlets select well-written letters that meet their guidelines. Email your letter to ensure timeliness. To do this, paste the text into the body of an email—DO NOT SEND AS AN ATTACHMENT.

•Follow up. Once you have submitted your letter, follow up with a call 24 hours later to find out if it will be printed

07-26-2015, 12:54 PM
I saw some talk recently of having a thread or forum where you could submit works so other people could give suggestions. Did this ever get kicked off?