Publishing a letter to the editor or opinion piece is one way for everyday people to have their voice included in a public platform. You can reach fellow community members with important perspectives and information that can challenge or amplify narratives presented in the news media.
Additionally, staffers for members of Congress monitor regional news media for letters to the editor and opinion pieces that mention policymakers by name.
Write a letter that gets attention by responding to a recent article in the paper, mentions lawmakers by name and makes a specific ask of them, includes 1-2 facts, and illustrates your personal interest in the issue.
For more: Tips from FCNL
1,400 characters or less
Online form: http://www.cascadiaweekly.com/cw/contact
Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 250 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it. If your letter is published, please wait 30 days before submitting another.
The Daily Herald
P.O. Box 930
Everett, WA 98206
Skagit Valley Herald
300 words max. Include your first and last name, address, and phone number.
We invite the WPJC community to contribute fact-checked submissions on local, national and global current events. Linking to original sources and articles is required. Submissions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for review.