Write Letters to Editors
Another way you can help is by writing letters to the editors of your local newspapers to show that people from all walks of life support a YES vote on Prop 71. Many newspapers allow you to submit a letter by email, but some require you to use regular mail. Click here to see a list of California newspapers and the options and requirements for sending them a letter. Below is some more information to help you develop and send your letters. Sample letters.
Tips for Writing Letters to the Editor
- Short and to the Point. Newspapers have word limits for letters to the editor. It’s best to keep your letter to 150 words or less.
- Get personal. Do you or someone you love suffer from a disease that could be helped or cured by stem cell research? Your letter should tell YOUR story.
- Get Local. Remind editors how stem cell research could help thousands of people in your local area and how this measure could help your local economy.
- Proofread. Use spell check and proofread the letter carefully to increase the chance you ’ll be published.
- Be sure to sign your letter and provide your mailing address and telephone number. Some newspapers contact letter writers to make sure they are “for real.”
- Review our Key Messages if you need some facts and points to include in your letter.
- See some sample letters to the editor you can use as a model.