Thanks to Greg Desylva for producing this video.
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Writing letters to the editor can be one of the most important and revolutionary actions that we are involved in. You are putting ideas in front of your neighbors that they haven't seen in their corporate controlled media. Not only that, you are standing up in front of hundreds or thousands of readers and proclaiming your belief in overcoming the racism and brutality directed at Palestinians in the Middle East. Writing a letter is an act of bravery, and that is what makes it so powerful.
Most newspapers limit your letter to 250 words. It is not worth writing longer letters unless you contact the editors of a particular publication for a "point of view" editorial. Be prepared for lots of obstacles in getting a this type of editorial published.
Don't send your letters to multiple newspapers in the same e-mail. Be sure to include you phone number for verification (won't be printed). Here are the links to send your letters to the editor; go for it...
Hudson Valley News (Southern Dutchess to Rhinebeck)
Hudson Valley Press (used to be the Black Press)
Mid Hudson News
New Paltz Times
Northern Dutchess News
Observer (Red Hook/Rhinebeck)
New Paltz Times
Register Star (Red Hook/Hudson)
Southern Dutchess News
Times Herald Record (Middletown)
Click on: http://services.hudsonvalley.com/reader-services/submissions/letter-to-editor/. Write or paste your letter (250 words or less).
Ulster County Press