Media Engagement - Writing Letter to Editor

Letters to the editor, and call-ins to talk shows can be very effective in bringing our concerns to public attention.  All politicians’ offices track the letters to the editor and many shows, like CBC’s the Current, read letters on air.  When a newspaper or radio show receives a number of letters or calls on an issue, this raises the likelihood they will print one.  Letters in response to a current editorial or feature article, or major media story, have the most likelihood of being printed, and it helps to keep the length to 150 words or less.  More tips on letter writing with thanks to Cheryl McNamara, of CCL. If you would like to be added to a letter writing e-group, let us know. A group connected to Citizens Climate Lobby shares links to current articles and letters we get into print.