Write a letter to the Editor


Make Your Voice Heard, Write a Letter to the Editor

One of the most effective ways to put pressure on elected officials is to raise awareness among their constituents with letters to the editor (LTE). Local newspapers feature readers’ viewpoints both in their print and online editions.

Writing a LTE is not difficult, but the chance of having yours published increases dramatically if you know a few things about the process.

  1. Be specific: focus your letter on a single issue, vote, or action to write about.
  2. Be concise: each paper has its own word count limits; abide by them!
  3. Be passionate but civil: don’t let your letter turn into a rant

Find more tips on writing LTEs from PA Stands Up here. Need more help? Email us at info@crstandsup.org.

​When you’re ready to submit your LTE, consider one of these local newspapers:

PennLive /The Patriot News, Harrisburg

CumberLink /The Sentinel, Carlisle

The York Daily Record, York

​If your letter gets published, please contact us! We’d love to amplify your letter on our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages!