Show your support for 1A by writing an LTE
Voting Yes on Issue 1A this election day will continue the Eagle County Open Space program for years to come, ensuring that we work as a community to:
- Protect Eagle County’s diverse wildlife
- Preserve our natural wonders and river corridors
- Without raising taxes
Issue 1A extends the existing open space tax beyond its scheduled termination in 2025 for another 15 years. Referred unanimously by the Eagle County Commissioners, Issue 1A will allow the county to protect wildlife and preserve the county’s natural wonders for generations to come.
Approval of 1A is important for our quality of life today and in the future.
Writing a letter to the editor to one of our local newspapers will help convince voters to say Yes on 1A in the November election and show the broad support in the county for Issue 1A.
The campaign’s web site at Vote4OpenSpace.org/get-involved has quick links to send a letter to the editor the Aspen Daily News, Aspen Times and Vail Daily.
Tips for a successful Letter to the Editor:
- Check out the campaign’s web site to learn the key message points.
- Focus your letter—Shorter is better and generally 200 words are recommended.
- Follow the newspaper’s guidelines.
- Open with a strong statement, and be sure to place the most important information at the beginning. Often, letters are edited to fit the space available—most often they are cut from the bottom up.
- Use a personal story or illustration to make your point.
- Tie your letter to recent news article or a prior letter to the editor, and, if you do so, reference the title and date of the article in your letter. If you are referring to a newspaper article, send your letter as soon as possible after an article has been published in the paper.
- In your signature line include your name, daytime and evening telephone numbers, email address, and mailing address so the paper can verify that you wrote the letter. Some editors may write or call to confirm your information. Only your name and city will be published.
Eagle County Open Space: It’s Why We Live Here