Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor are a great way to get our message out to people who are not necessarily part of the Progressive movement. Please consider writing a letter to your local newspaper (paper and/or online versions). To help you get started, there is a sample letter for each of the topics shown below. Use a sample letter just as it is, or you’re welcome to customize the letter however you’d like, but remember that most letters are restricted to 250 words or less. These samples are all around that length.

Most newspapers want letters submitted via an online form or in the body of an email. If you want to start from one of these templates, simply copy the text (CTRL-C on Windows; CMD-C on Mac) and then paste (CTRL-V on Windows; CMD-V on Mac) the text into the online form or into your email to the editor.

Climate Change and Environment

Health Care

Gun Violence

Raise the Minimum Wage

Voting Rights

Teaching American History