Letter to the Editor
Send a letter to the editor of your local newspaper to educate people about World Go Vegan Week and why a vegan diet is the compassionate choice for human health, the environment, and animals. You can find the contact information on the Opinion/Editorial page of your local newspaper or by calling the Editorial Department.
Most newspapers have word limits, typically 250 words or less, and require a phone number and address for verification, although they will not print that information. You should check to make sure you comply with the newspaper's guidelines before submitting your letter. A sample letter to the editor is provided here. Also, visit IDA's Resource Center for more helpful tips.
Sample Letter to the Editor
As World Go Vegan Week (October 24-31) approachs, I hope your readers will consider eliminating meat, dairy and eggs for a day...or the whole week. It's never been easier than now to try veganism. Mock meats, veggie burgers, and soymilk can be found in any grocery store and are even popping up at fast food restaurants and national coffee chains. More and more people are recognizing the health and environmental benefits of a plant-based diet. Not only will you be healthier and have a reduced carbon footprint, the animals that suffer horribly in animal agriculture will benefit as well.
For more information and recipes, please visit www.WorldGoVeganWeek.org.