Although we each have only one vote, each of us can influence many votes
One way to do that is to write letters to the local papers. The Letters to
section of the newspaper remains the most frequently read
Each paper has certain criteria regarding the length of the letter, how
frequently any one writer can submit a letter, and what kind of identifying
information is required. Most of the time, if your letter is around 200 words
and you include your name, address, and phone number, you are within the
guidelines. We recommend that you get acquainted with the requirements of your
local paper, and write as frequently as their policy allows. Do not
decide ahead of time that they are going to reject your letter. For your part,
just keep writing, and leave the publishing decision to them.
You may want to organize groups of letter-writers. In fact, maybe just
a few in the group will actually compose the letters, and then others in the
group can choose the letter they want to sign and send in their own name. This
is a perfectly legitimate way to help a lot of people express positions that
they otherwise would only hold quietly in their minds and hearts.
Increase your chances of getting your letter
printed: click here for helpful tips!
Sample Letters: This link leads to samples that can be copied
or modified. You may also click here to read
some of Fr. Frank's election articles which are a good source of material for
Sample Talking Points: This page will give you "thought starters" to
help you compose your own letters.
Click here for access to particular papers and other media outlets.