Respond to a current issue or article
Reference a recent article
“I strongly disagree with Brian Condit’s view that the Green Amendment will hurt the renewable energy industry…(Green Amendment will hurt renewable energy, Feb 11, 23)”
Relate to your community
Identify yourself and your position in the community. Create credibility.
“I am a small farmer and educator…”
“As the President of the XYZ organization…”
“As a parent of 3 young children…”
Keep the writing simple. Write at an 8th grade level. Avoid technical jargon and in depth policy analysis.