format of letter to editor
This month, core government functions such as medical research will face deep cuts under an arcane budget tool known as “sequestration.” If lawmakers can’t put politics aside to avoid it, these cuts will have wide-ranging effects on our nation’s security, global competitiveness, and economic growth as millions of American jobs are lost. In particular, cuts of this size would reduce new medical research grants by 25% at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).[INSERT AN EXAMPLE FROM YOUR DEPARTMENT OR INSTITUTION].
These basic services are not the cause of our nation’s debt and they have already done more than their part to reduce the deficit. I urge[INSERT THE NAMES OF YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS AND SENATORS HERE] to work with their colleagues in Congress to find a balanced approach to balance the budget. Only through balance can we avoid these devastating cuts and put our nation on a sustainable fiscal path.
Here is a sample letter to help you to write letters to the editor of your local newspaper.
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper I would like to bring to the notice of all the environmental groups, the total disregard shown by the industries situated near the river towards environmental pollution.
A whole range of industries from tanneries, chemicals, electronics and heavy machinery are discharge their effluents into the river water. They are ignoring the guidelines set by the localpollution control regarding the discharge of the liquid and solid waste into the river.
As a concerned citizen, I visited the local effluent treatment plant. I was shocked to discover that it was shut down due to the lack of working capital. At present discharge of liquid and solid waste into the river is killing all the fishes and other life forms. It is also turning the river into a large sewer. Perhaps these industries do not realize that a clean river will bring them goodwill and health for one and all.
If some urgent steps are not taken, there is a fear of a disease epidemic breaking out.