- Be timely. Local outlets may not be consistently writing about tax reform, though it should start to ramp up as the presidential primaries progress, making it easier to find an article and relate it to concerns about the future of the NMTC. The budget, unemployment, and the health of the economy can also be used as a lead-in.
- Follow the rules. Make sure to adhere to the outlet’s guidelines on length. Spell everything correctly and pay close attention to grammar—letters are not usually edited, rather the outlets select well-written letters that meet their guidelines. Include your name, full address, and phone number.
- Be concise. Include your main points in the first paragraph even if your media outlet length guidelines are greater than 200 words. Two to three points are ideal.
- Avoid jargon and acronyms. Explain points in “plain English.” This makes the information more understandable and accessible to a wider audience.
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