War is NOT over, and our voices are still desperately needed. What's the first step for us to stop the war in Afghanistan? Shift American public opinion! And what's the best, most effective way for us to come together to begin that shift? Through the media!
That's why CODEPINK is inviting you to submit a letter to the editor of your local or national newspaper -- all with the message of ending war in Afghanistan!
Send your letter in three easy steps: Select a paper in your zip region, compose your letter, and click submit!
The best Letters to the Editor will come from the heart and include your own voice and sentiments. We have provided the template below to help you get started but feel free to add your own thoughts to it (though you will want to keep it simple and in the 250 word range). You will also want to cite the article to which you are responding. Take a look at a Letter to the Editor in your local paper to see how other published letters have done it!
If you wish to include the specific amount of money your city or state is paying for the occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq, and what you could be getting instead (teachers, scholarships, healthcare, housing, public music and arts, etc.), click here to get the stats from National Priorities.
Step 1 - Select a Recipient
Letter to the Editor
The Letter to the Editor Section is one of the most widely read sections of the newspaper and can reach a large audience. It allows community members to comment on the way issues are being addressed in the media and to influence the topics the local paper may choose to cover. Elected officials often monitor this section of the newspaper and take notice of constituents' opinions.
We've made it easy for you to contact your local newspaper with your views, but editors want to hear from you in your own words.