18 August, 2016

PA DEMS 2016 - Letter to the Editor Guide

If you want to help Hillary Clinton and Democrats across Pennsylvania, you’ve come to exactly the right place. We won’t be successful without Pennsylvanians getting involved and talking to your neighbors about why this election is so important. We are working together to build this campaign from the ground up and elect Democrats to offices across the Commonwealth, and one of the most efficient ways you can get involved is by writing a letter to the editor. In this guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know to get your family, friends, and neighbors writing letters.
Writing a letter to the editor (LTE) is easy and one of the most effective ways to reach a large audience to talk about the importance of the election and issues important to you.  LTEs appear on the editorial page, which is one of the most read pages in the paper.

Unsure how to write a letter to the editor? Follow these quick tips:
      Make it Personal. Editors want letters in their papers to be original and from a reader. Be sure that you take the time to write the letter in your own words and write about an issue that you care whether it’s women’s equality, racial justice, climate change, marriage equality, voting rights, investments in infrastructure, campaign finance reform, college affordability, or protecting Social Security and Medicare.
      Keep your letter brief. Letters should be concise but make sure your first line is catchy, compelling and attention grabbing! In general, letters should be under 200 words, 150 or less is best. Editors are less likely to print long letters.
      Use Facts.  When addressing specific issues, use as many facts as possible.  You can find out some facts about Republicans and their out-of-date policies as well as Hillary’s record at https://www.hillaryclinton.com/briefing/.
      Respond to an article or an issue in the news. Letters are most likely to be printed on topical and current issues.

You can learn more about Hillary’s vision for Pennsylvania and facts about her by visiting https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/.

If you have any questions or concerns about content, email letters@pavictory2016.org. Don’t forget to send us an e-mail us when a paper publishes your letter!

Ready to submit?
Please follow the submission guidelines for each newspaper. If emailing, please include your full name, your city of residence and telephone number.

LTE Submission Link
Alexandria Times-Tribune
The Allentown Morning Call
Altoona Mirror
The Scranton Times-Tribune
Bloomsburg Press Enterprise
The Bradford Era
Chambersburg Public Opinion
Clarion County Explore Clarion
Potter Leader Enterprise
The Doylestown Intelligencer
Bucks County Courier-Express
Lehigh Valley Express-Times
Erie Times-News
Gettysburg Times
The Harrisburg Patriot-News
Hazleton Standard-Speaker
The Indiana Gazette
The Tribune-Democrat
Lebanon Daily News
Times-News (Carbon/Lehigh  County)
Bucks County Courier-Times
Dauphin Press and Journal
Milton Standard-Journal
Montgomery County Times-Herald
Metro - Philadelphia Edition
Philadelphia Daily News
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia Tribune
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Pottstown Mercury News
The Pottsville Republican Herald
The Reading Eagle
St. Mary's Daily Press
Twin Tiers Morning Times
The Scranton Times-Tribune
The Shamokin News-Item
The Sharon Herald
The Somerset County Daily American
Centre Daily Times (State College)
The Pocono Record
The Somerset Daily Item
The Daily Review (Troy County)
The Uniontown Herald-Standard
Delaware County Daily Times
Observer-Reporter (Washington County)
Wellsboro Gazette
The Daily Local News
The Citizens' Voice (Wilkes-Barre)
Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre)
Williamsport Sun-Gazette
York Daily Record
York Dispatch

1 comment:

  1. First letter to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Caution, not Ransom.