Click to view Op Ed piece by Dr. Johnathon Ross published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer titled Build foundation for health care on Medicare.
 
Click to view sample letters written by other supporters of single-payer health care.


To help you get started with you own letter, here are the email addresses for the Letters to the Editor section of some of Ohio’s major newspapers:

Akron Beacon Journal vop@thebeaconjournal.com


City Beat (Cincinnati) letters@citybeat.com

Cleveland Plain Dealer letters@plaind.com

Columbus Dispatch letters@dispatch.com




Tips for Writing Letters to Editor

Follow guidelines for your local paper (word count, submission instructions, etc.)

Frame your letter in relation to a recent news item Use state specific data whenever possible (let us know if you need help finding some!)

Address counter arguments

Be aware of your audience and emphasize how Medicare for All is good for ALL residents of the state

Criticize other positions, not people Include your credentials (especially if you work in the healthcare field)

Avoid jargon and abbreviations

Don’t overload on statistics and minor details

Cover only one or two points in a single letter

Avoid rambling and vagueness

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