WRITE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A Letter to the Editor (LTE) is a great way to make your voice heard, raise awareness of how state tax and budget choices impact your community, and inspire others to take a stand for smart public investments and an equitable revenue system.
Never written an LTE? We have you covered. An LTE is exactly what it sounds like - a letter written to the editor of a newspaper that expresses your opinion on issues of the day. LTEs are used by policy makers and politicians who want to get a pulse on the issues that are important to their constituents. Here are some tips to get you started:
LTEs should be around 150 words. Focus on addressing the problem and
provide one concrete solution.
in an informative and practical manner. Let readers know
that you understand the issue and that you have a well-researched opinion
and/or plausible solution.
relevant, because timing is everything. You're more likely to have a major
impact on an issue when you can write about it as the debate is going on.