Writing a letter to the Editor can take less than 15 minutes but makes a big difference as a Senator will have a staffer who reads every piece of media with that Senator's name in it...so be sure to include their name. Your local paper will probably have an online form through which you submit letters or an email address to which to submit them.
Some tips from the Lone Star Girl:
- keep it around 250 words
- include both the name of the Senator and the issue for which you are advocating in the title; example- Senator Murkowski must protect Alaskans with disabilities
- paragraph 1- explain your issue and give a little background; use last sentence to call out Senator by name to act on the issue
- paragraph 2- explain your personal connection to the issue, how the issue is important to you and your state
- paragraph 3 - urge readers to make their voices heard by contacting their Senator; include the phone number and in-district office address of their district office closest to you.
Go ahead and take fifteen minutes to make sure every paper in the country has a call-out letting the Senators know they will be held accountable for what they do to us.