The Union of Concerned Scientists is sponsoring a Science Champions Training that will teach you (or your favorite scientist!) how to write an effective letter to the editor defending science and truth. This is a nationwide training, so spread the word and get your favorite keyboard warriors off of Facebook and into print.
Hop on the phone with us on Wednesday, October 25, to learn how to write an effective letter to the editor and get it printed in your local paper.
Defend Science with Letters to the Editor: A Science Champions Training
Date: Wednesday, October 25
Time: 7:30–8:15 p.m. EDT / 4:30–5:15 p.m. PDT
It might surprise you, but every member of Congress pays close attention to how they’re talked about in the media—and what issues people are discussing. The opinion pages of your local paper are a more valuable space for public dialogue than you might think.
How do you write a letter to the editor or Op/Ed that makes a difference? How do you get it published? And what are the pressing issues coming up in Congress this month that you may want to write about?
Learn to use your words to stand up for science. Register today for our October 25 training on writing effective letters to the editor.
We need your help to defend science from the latest underhanded moves in Congress and the White House. Defending the Environmental Protection Agency from crippling budget cuts, preventing the rollback of historic clean car standards, and stopping the confirmation of Sam Clovis—a former talk radio host with no scientific or agricultural background—to the post of chief scientist at the US Department of Agriculture, are our top priorities.
A strong letter to the editor can make a difference in these critical campaigns—we’ve seen how senators and representatives pay attention to them, and often it helps them decide how to vote.
For this month’s Science Champions training, we’ll be joined by one of our own media experts. Ashanti Washington, assistant communications officer for UCS, will teach you everything you need to know to write an effective letter, maximize the odds your words will get published, and then make sure your elected officials see it.