Less talk. More action. Time for Canada to get serious about protecting sea life.
When we launched our Ocean Keepers campaign, hundreds of people like you committed to writing a personalized letter to support Canada's oceans.
Please take a moment to write a high-impact, personalized letter to your local paper, provincial MLA/MPP or federal MP.
If you've never written a letter like this before, don't fret — it's easier than you think. Just scroll to the bottom of this page for some straightforward tips, or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
We're excited to continue working with you to help preserve our valuable ocean ecosystems.
Your fellow Ocean Keeper,
Writing Your Letter to the Editor
- Be concise. Most editors skim two or three sentences before deciding to read on or reject. Summarize your position in your opening sentence. Avoid using the first paragraph (or the entire letter) to build to the point.
- Mind your word count. Check and follow word count guidelines for your target newspaper. Most want a 200-word maximum.
- Cut and paste. Feel free to use content from our Action Alert, then add your own perspective.
- Triple-check spelling and grammar. Editors select well-written letters that meet their guidelines, so review yours carefully. If you like, we can edit your letter before you submit it.
Submitting Your Letter to the Editor
- Check the paper's website for format requirements.
- Always include your full contact information.
- Paste the letter into the body of an email rather than sending it as an attachment. (Please send a copy to email@example.com so we can send you our thanks. It's nice for us to know who's making a difference!)
- Call the editor 24 hours after you've submitted your letter to find out if it will be printed.
Contact list for letters to the editor: http://www.bchealthyliving.ca/contact-list-letters-editor
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