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The more often people hear about single-payer health care, the more support it will get. When you see an article about health care in a newspaper, online publication, or blog, don’t hesitate to respond with a letter or comment mentioning single-payer and why you support it. (And don’t forget to link to it through your Facebook or Twitter account!)

See tips on writing letters to the editor and op eds here. Be sure to check the guidelines of the paper you’re writing to, usually found on their Opinion or Letters page. "Tips for Aspiring Op-Ed Writers" from the New York Times, 2017, here

Below are some examples of letters from Illinois single-payer activists. Note that letters can be either personal (the first) or general (the second). For other examples on our website, use the search term “letter to the editor.”

Be sure to let us know if your letter or op ed is published! Send us a link, or a copy of the letter, along with the name of the publication and the date it was published.

Contact info for national newspapers

New York Times

  • Instructions and contact info for letters to the editor here.
  • Instructions and contact info for op-ed pieces here.

Washington Post

  • Instructions and contact infor letters to the editor here.
  • Instructions and contact info for op-ed pieces here.

Wall Street Journal

  • Contact information here.

Contact info for Illinois newspapers

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Sun-Times

Crain's Chicago Business

  • Mail letters to Crain's Chicago Business, 150 N. Michigan, Chicago IL 60601
  • Email letters to: letters@chicagobusiness.com. Instructions here
  • Include complete name; city; and telephone number. Letters should be as brief as possible and may be edited.

The Edwardsville Intelligencer

  • Contact information here.

Fox Valley Labor News

  • Scroll to bottom of this page for comment submission form.

Herald and Review (Decatur, Macon County, and Central Illinois)

  • Information on letter submission here.

The Herald-News (owned by the Chicago Sun-Times; Joliet area, Will County)

  • Contact information here.

Illinois Times (Springfield)

  • On-line submission of letters to the editor here.

The News-Gazette (Central Illinois, including Champaign-Urbana)

  • Information on submitting a letter to the editor here.

Northwest Herald (McHenry County)

  • Submit a letter to the editor here.

Pekin Daily Times (Peoria metro area)

  • Contact information here
  • Column in support of single-payer health care here.
  • Op ed in support of single-payer health care here.

Rockford Register Star

  • Submit a letter to the editor here.

Southtown Star (owned by Chicago Sun-Times; covers parts of south suburban Cook County and Will County)

  • Information on submitting a letter to the editor here.

State Journal-Register (Springfield; covers state government)

  • Information on submitting letters to the editor and guest columns here

 

 

 

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