Write a Letter to the Editor or Your Legislator

Florence Oregon GOP writing letters

Tips for Writing a Good Letter to the Editor

Letters to the editor are an effective way to communicate the message of the Party and its candidates because the message comes directly from a citizen, not the newspaper itself. Letters to the Editor allow you to voice concern or praise about issues facing your community.  They can inform, influence public opinion, educate readers and ask for action.

A letter to the editor helps to balance out biased reporting and call out our opponents for making false claims.

  • Letters should be concise and the message clear and easy to understand. If possible, refer to past articles or editorials in the paper.
  • Quoting a source is a good way to backup your statement.
  • Always make sure that someone who did not read the story you are referring to would understand what you are talking about.
  • Make sure your statements are accurate.
  • Check spelling and grammar.
  • Include your Full Name, Address and Daytime Phone Number for verification
Each publication requires a unique method to submit a letter to the editor
  • Some require the letter to be submitted through a web form.  
  • For letters submitted by email, the subject line should be “Letter to the Editor.”
  • For letters submitted by snail mail, they should be marked “Attn: Editor.”

Before a letter is printed, a member of the newspaper staff will call to verify the author of the letter. Even if a particular letter is not printed, it can influence a newspaper’s future reporting,

The Register Guard – limited to one letter every 30 days

Mail to:
Mailbag
P.O. Box 10188
Eugene, OR 97440-2188

Limit: 250 words
Fax: 541-338-2828
Email: rgletters@registerguard.com
Web: registerguard.com

Cottage Grove Sentinel

Mail to:
Letter to the Editor
PO Box 35
Cottage Grove, OR 97424

Fax: 541-942-3328
Email: cgnews@cgsentinel.com
Web: cgsentinel.com

The Creswell Chronicle

Mail to:
The Creswell Chronicle
34 W Oregon Ave.
PO Box 428
Creswell OR 97426

Limit: 250 words
Fax: 541-895-2361
Email: info@thecreswellchronicle.com
Web: thecreswellchronicle.com

Eugene Weekly

Mail to:
Letters to the Editor
Eugene Weekly
1251 Lincoln
Eugene, OR 97401

Limit: 250 words
Email: editor@eugeneweekly.com
Web: eugeneweekly.com

The Oregonian (Statewide)

Mail to:
Letters to the editor
The Oregonian
1320 S.W. Broadway
Portland, OR, 97201

Limit: 150 words
Fax: 503-294-4193
Email: letters@news.oregonian.com
Web: oregonian.com

Oregon Daily Emerald (U of O)

Mail to:
Oregon Daily Emerald
P.O. Box 3159
Eugene, OR 97403

Limit: 250 words
Email: letters@dailyemerald.com
Web: dailyemerald.com