In addition to writing your legislators, one of the most powerful ways to change hearts and minds is to write personal stories about going solar – why you did it, how it works, and why you think the right to go solar should be afforded to other people.
A few tips:
- Keep letters short and sweet, 250 words is a good length
- Remember that plenty of info is online for further research, so keep your letter focused on the ‘big picture’ issues and not on the weeds of policy-specifics
- Accentuate the positive! There is plenty of negativity in the world already.
- Make it personal – ideology can get in the way of understanding issues like solar, but a relatable personal story can help someone who might not agree with you to understand.
- Also send your letter to your local elected officials. An email is acceptable.
- Don’t be afraid to call for specific action in your letter!
List of Maine Daily and Weekly Newspapers
|Maine Daily Newspapers
(and the town(s) where they are published)
|Letters-to-the-editor email addresses|
|Bangor Daily News (Bangor)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Journal Tribune (Biddeford)||email@example.com|
|Kennebec Journal (Augusta)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Morning Sentinel (Waterville)||email@example.com|
|Portland Press Herald (Portland)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sun Journal (Lewiston/Auburn)||email@example.com|
|Times Record (Bath/Brunswick)||www.timesrecord.com/forms/letters/|