Sample text for letters to the editor

Tips: Your letter to the editor is much more like to get published if it has fewer than 150 words. 

DEAR EDITOR:

Lawmakers should do their job: pass a budget that fully funds education, without gutting the social safety net. Without new revenue, it’s impossible to do both. I pay my fair share in taxes, it’s time for the wealthiest and large corporations to pay their fair share too.
{Why you personally care about one of WA’s essential services (such as education, colleges, mental health services, safety, senior services, or others)}

OR

{Why you personally pay your fair share in taxes and believe large corporations and the wealthiest should pay theirs too.}

It’s time for {Senator} to stop wasting time by ignoring the clear solution. Passing a capital gains tax would hold the wealthiest accountable for paying their fair share, and {would help address the essential service you care about.}

Sincerely,

NAME

ADDRESS

EMAIL

PHONE

Here are some of the major papers that take letters to the editor:

Seattle Times – letters@seattletimes.com

The Everett Herald – letters@heraldnet.com

The News Tribune – submit here

The Olympian – submit here

Spokesman Review – submit here

Bellingham Herald – submit here

Vancouver Sun – sunletters@vancouversun.com

Kitsap Sun – submit here

Peninsula Daily News – letters@peninsuladailynews.com

Tri-City Herald – submit here

Tips:

  • Keep it to 150 – 200 words
  • Sign your entire name, address, email and phone number
  • Lead with your strongest point