Letters to the editor are a really effective way to tell your story and show your community members and legislators why you feel this is so important. Share your reasons for closing the background check loophole by writing a letter to your local paper!
Here is a list of major papers across the state and how to submit your letters. If submitting a letter by email, indicate "Letter to the Editor" in the subject line.
Addison County Independent
firstname.lastname@example.org -- Bennington Banner letters should be limited to 400-600 words.
Burlington Free Press
email@example.com -- Burlington Free Press letters should be limited to about 250 words; submissions for the My Turn column can be up to 650 words.
Generally, this weekly paper will only publish letters in response to an article it has previously run.
St. Albans Messenger
Stowe Reporter/Waterbury Record
Commentaries must include the author’s first and last name, town of residence and a brief biography, including affiliations with political parties, lobbying or special interest groups. The minimum length of your submission is 400 words. Send your submissions to Cate Chant, firstname.lastname@example.org and Anne Galloway, email@example.com
If you have any questions, are looking for someone to proofread or offer feedback, or need some tips on writing a strong letter, email firstname.lastname@example.org.