Civic Engagement Toolkit

Writing and Publishing Advocacy

The Congressional Management Foundation, a nonpartisan nonprofit, surveyed almost 200 senior congressional staffers who reported that emails, letters, and editorials in local newspapers are most effective in influencing legislators. Your representatives have staff tasked with keeping them apprised of what is written in local papers.

In the St. Louis region, you can:

Check out these tips for effective op-eds and letters:

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