Feb 6 2011

Letter to the Editor: Corporate Personhood

For the one year anniversary of the Citizens United v FEC decision. I wrote my first Letter-to-the-Editor and sent it to several local and national papers.

I found it very difficult to make a cogent and insightful point in 150-200 words which is what the majority of papers dictated. In the end, even though I wasn’t completely happy with my efforts, I thought it was still worth sending (to add my voice to the others that editors are hopefully receiving). Since I didn’t hear back from any of the papers I assumed that it just hadn’t been selected, but I noticed today that at least a few did print it. So you can see my freshman attempt at letter to the editor writing here:

Statesman Journal (Salem, OR)
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20110204/OPINION/102040305/1046

The Columbian (Vancouver, WA)
http://www.columbian.com/news/2011/jan/29/letter-to-editor-jan-29/