Most newspapers publish a Letter to the Editor section daily. You can send a letter to your local paper, including smaller community papers, and to newspapers that consider themselves state-wide or regional papers, such as the State Journal Register in Springfield, the Chicago Tribune and Crain’s.
Getting a letter in the paper is like free advertising for our campaign for livable wages for DSPs. But first you have to write the letter, and make it brief and interesting so that the editor wants to publish it.
First, write a letter. Things to remember:
Second, find out how your target paper wants letters submitted. That might be a traditional letter or an e-mail or an on-line form. If it isn’t listed below, check their website. Be sure to include your full name, address and phone number. Most papers will want to verify the letter before publication.