Write a Letter to the Editor

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 

Barre Montpelier Times Argus 

Bennington Banner
news@benningtonbanner.com  -- Bennington Banner letters should be limited to 400-600 words.

Burlington Free Press
letters@burlingtonfreepress.com -- Burlington Free Press letters should be limited to about 250 words; submissions for the My Turn column can be up to 650 words.

Brattleboro Reformer 

Caledonian Record 

The Herald (Randolph)editor@OurHerald.com

Morrisville News and Citizen 

Rutland Herald

Seven Days 
Generally, this weekly paper will only publish letters in response to an article it has previously run.

St. Albans Messenger

Stowe Reporter/Waterbury Record 

Valley News 

Valley Reporter 

Vermont Digger
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, cchant@vtdigger.org and Anne Galloway, agalloway@vtdigger.org


If you have any questions, are looking for someone to proofread or offer feedback, or need some tips on writing a strong letter, email melissa@gunsensevt.org.