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Now that the Nurse-In is over, we've had a lot of media coverage, and we can s-t-r-e-t-c-h that coverage by writing letters to the editor, and Opinion-Editorials (op-eds, like longer letters to the editor).

If there were errors of fact in the reports, or a point that you want emphasized, these are great tools to get that information out to the public. You can continue the dialogue.

You can be pro-active by writing your own letter to the editor right away, or wait for someone else to comment (negatively, perhaps) and write a letter in response to that.

The letters and editorials are REALLY important to influence public policy. Legislative assistants monitor these, and clip them out to assess what it important to the people. Be sure to tie the legislation in, so that people realize this is a REAL issue, not just a "fluff" poll the media is doing.

Here's some great guidelines for writing letters to the editor, and writing opinion-editorials. Its from a website for advocacy for disabled women, but I'm sure you can make the substitions needed.

http://dawn.thot.net/media.html

Janice
 

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In a day or two, we will be writing a new Press Release to send out to all your media contacts, to summaryize the nurse-in, give the site statistics and list, and tell where we go from here.

Stay tuned for that. Its a way to keep the interest going.

But right now, enjoy your turkey!

Janice
 
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