To stand with the technical workers and nurses at Cabell Huntington Hospital who are fighting for a fair contract, submit a letter to the editor on their behalf. The “Letter to the Editor” section is one of the most widely read parts of many newspapers. Letters to the editor can provide readers with information and insights on issues with which they may be unfamiliar, and can also inspire readers to take action.
• Keep it brief — Keep letters to 250 words or less. Many newspapers will edit letters. Keeping the letter short will help ensure that the newspaper does not edit out important points.
• Get to the point — Start with a compelling introductory sentence. Follow the introduction with short, clear factual points. Don’t make broad statements you can’t back up with facts.
• Relate it to Our Region — Newspaper readers care about how an issue will impact them or their families locally. Including brief information on the economic or other impacts in the area.
• Personalize the issue — Provide an example of how ongoing contract negotiations impact real people in the community to help readers understand and encourage them to take action.
• End with a call to action — Ask readers to follow-up, such as writing a letter to their representatives or speaking to local leaders.
In your letter of support, be sure to state that you stand with the union nurses and technical workers at the hospital, that they are healthcare heroes, and that they deserve a fair contract. Be sure to share this page with your family, friends, and neighbors.