LTE tips and contacts for papers across the state

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Submitting a Letter to the Editor is easy.

By clicking the links below you can submit a letter to the editor to some of the most widely circulated publications in Nebraska.

Omaha World-Herald

Lincoln Journal Star

Grand Island Independent

Kearney Hub

Hastings Tribune

Scottsbluff Star-Herald

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For a complete list of contact info to other daily and weekly publications in Nebraska visit this link.

Basic Tips for LTEs

These tips from the ACLU give further guidance for writing letters to the editor,

    • Keep it short and on one subject. Many newspapers have strict limits on the length of letters and have limited space to publish them. Keeping your letter brief will help assure that your important points are not cut out by the newspaper.
    • Make it legible.Your letter doesn’t have to be fancy, but you should use a typewriter or computer word processor if your handwriting is difficult to read.
    • Send letters to weekly community newspapers too. The smaller the newspaper’s circulation, the easier it is to get your letter printed.
    • Be sure to include your contact information. Many newspapers will only print a letter to the editor after calling the author to verify his or her identity and address. Newspapers will not give out that information, and will usually only print your name and city should your letter be published.

Sample letter No. 1

Dear Editor, please find the letter below I would like to submit for your consideration on the LTE page of your paper.

I am disturbed — and you should be too — that the GOP is again proposing to return Nebraska to the winner-take-all method of allocating Electoral College votes.

Only Nebraska and Maine split their electoral votes — with the winner of the race for president getting the vote in each or our three congressional districts, and the other two going to the statewide winner.

The Nebraska model of awarding electoral votes honors the principles of the founding fathers and brings fairness to our elections.

Further, because our state is often then considered a “battleground state,” we get a lot of new business and money flowing into our state.

The Nebraska Republican Party has tried to change this system the past eight years and has failed because of the efforts of level-headed lawmakers and civic groups such as the ACLU and Civic Nebraska.

The present effort by the GOP and Sen. Julie Slama needs to fail again. Enough of the hyper-partisan politics. Let’s keep our unique model to award electoral votes.

Sincerely,

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Sample Letter No. 2

Dear Editor, please find the letter below I would like to submit for your consideration on the LTE page of your paper.

Well, well, well. Just like clockwork, the Nebraska GOP is once again trying to shove a Voter-ID measure—which is really a Voter Suppression measure–down our throats.

State Sen. Julie Slama has introduced a proposed constitutional amendment in the Legislature that, if passed by voters, would require photo identification for voting.

This effort didn’t just happen. These Voter ID measures are part of a relentless effort by the GOP nationwide to undermine decades of progress on voting rights.

Voter ID laws deprive many voters of their right to vote, reduce participation, and stand in direct opposition to our country’s trend of including more Americans in the democratic process.

That’s just what the GOP wants. Less people voting. Shame on Slama.

Sincerely,

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