Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor amplify your voice hundreds- or thousands-fold. And they do not have to be heavily technical—the strongest letters come from the heart. Most papers have a word limit of 150 words. And you can usually find a place on their web site to submit your letter. Most papers also discourage you from submitting your letter to multiple papers. You can use this to your advantage—if you don’t see your letter in print or hear from them after a few days, you can contact them and ask if they are going to print it. If not, you tell them, you will want to submit it elsewhere.

Here is a sample letter to the editor. At the bottom of this page is a link to additional resources. One of those is a fact sheet which you can use if you want to compose your own letter.

Additional resources, including the Fact Sheet, can be found here.


Sunday Vigil at Y-12 in Oak Ridge Tennessee

Sunday Vigil

The OREPA Board has now decided that we are prepared to do a limited re-opening of the Sunday vigil to allow for slightly more participation.  We are asking anyone who wants to attend a Sunday vigil to sign up in advance—by the Thursday before. There are two ways to sign up. You can email Ralph at orep@earthlink.net or you can call him at 865 776 5050. If the five slots are already taken, we’ll ask you to wait until next week. All vigilers are expected to wear masks. Bring your own chair. Avoid physical contact and maintain an appropriate social distance in the circle of chairs. Of course, if for any reason you feel you may have been exposed to the virus or to someone with the virus, you should not attend the vigil. At this point, we are not resuming our monthly potlucks.

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