Letter Perfect: How-to write persuasive, brilliant, hard-hitting letters and op-eds no editor can refuse!

Saturday, June 27 (2-3 pm, EDT on WebEx) with Denise Roig, editor of CanaDA News

We may still be keeping our distance, but news from the States keeps finding us. As Democrats living abroad we feel overwhelmed, angry and apprehensive as too many States open up too quickly, as another police officer kills another Black citizen. With family living in areas devastated by the virus, and with racial injustice front and center on streets where we once lived, we know life itself hinges on what happens in the next U.S. election.

As Dems Abroad we’re not able right now to mobilize our usual Get-Out-the-Vote events, such as debate watches, Dems & Drinks nights, or voter registration tables at summer festivals. What we can do is hit the keyboard and write letters-to-the-editor, as well as longer op-eds. It’s a way to raise our collective voices as Democrats, a shout-out to vote NO MATTER WHAT in November.

As a writer, I’ve sent my share of huffy letters to newspapers. Some ran, some didn’t (the nature of the beast). But in this critical election season – made more fraught by COVID – one of the most powerful channels for our ideas, concerns and positions as Democrats is a well-written, concise, targeted letter or opinion piece.

In this hour-long webinar, we’ll look at some letters that hit the mark and others that miss it. We’ll talk about word-length, finding your newspaper/audience, developing a relationship with an editor and how to time your letters. Mostly, though, the focus will be on the writing itself, the tone, the message. Every story coming out of Washington these days is an opportunity to respond as a Democrat. Every letter we write could mean another American abroad voting in November.

I hope you’ll join me.

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June 27, 2020 at 2pm - 3pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Virtually on the WebEx platform
71 Main St W
Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y5
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