Lesson #8 - Using Newspapers to Educate our Legislators
A major step in making waves for CPMs in Alabama is to consistently have our voices published in local newspapers by submitting a Letter to the Editor. This is free advertising of our point of view, plus most legislators read these daily. Letters to the Editor are typically about 200-250 words (check your local paper’s policy). These letters are a great way to educate the public, and they work best if we come across as educated, reasonable people – no ranting and raving allowed. Citizens for Midwifery offers tips for writing Letters to the Editor on their website. They also provide numerous Resources including Fact Sheets on many issues related to the Midwives Model of Care.