Making the News

Posted by Stephen Wells, ALDF's Executive Director on February 21, 2011

Today’s daily action for National Justice for Animals Week is: don’t just read the news – make it!

Letters to the editor are short by design, and one of the most widely read sections of the newspaper. If you don’t think the issue of animal abuse is getting sufficient coverage in your local rag, or if you want to applaud a particular reporter for going in-depth to cover a case of animal cruelty, a letter to the editor is a great way to do it. If your letter gets published, you’ll win an ALDF prize pack!

For today’s National Justice for Animals Week action item, let your own community members know how they can join the campaign to fight animal abuse and honor animal victims with a clear, concise, letter to the editor. The ALDF website makes it easy to locate contact information for your local papers’ editorial pages and to write your own personalized, effective letter to the editor based on our ready-to-go talking points in just a few clicks. Get your name out there for animals–visit the letter to the editor action center and take action now!

Then, if your letter is published, share it with us, and we’ll send you an ALDF prize pack, including a reusable ALDF tote bag, bumper sticker, and other ALDF goodies!

  1. Go to the letter to the editor action center on and locate your local newspapers in a couple of clicks. Check off the papers where you’d like to send your letter to the editor.
  2. Fill in your email’s subject line, and, beginning with “To the Editor:” draft your own personalized letter to the editor, filling in the talking points provided by ALDF as you see fit.
  3. Provide your contact information in the form beneath your letter text–the editorial page will need this information in order to run your letter. Just click to send your message, and you’re on your way to strengthening the fight against animal abuse in your own community.
  4. If your letter is published, email the link to the online newspaper to, or mail a hard copy of the paper to us at ALDF, 170 East Cotati Ave, Cotati, CA 94931, Attn: Megan Backus. Be sure to include your name and mailing address along with the copy of your published letter to the editor. We’ll send you an ALDF prize pack in return! Note: letters must be received by March 31, 2011 and must relate to the themes of National Justice for Animals Week to be eligible for the prize pack.

2 thoughts on “Making the News

  1. Mary says:

    Thanks for the info, this is a great opportunity for people who love to writes.

  2. Elisa says:

    I agree! Great opportunity! I emailed my letter and it was published THE NEXT DAY! :)
    I also emailed the link my published letter can be found at to the email address you provided. I’m so excited about your prize pack. LOVE your organization!

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