step-by-step instructions for writing an LTE
Our #VaccinesWork campaign is to ensure that every last child receives life-saving vaccines. With your help, we can ensure Canada remains a leader in global health by making strong financial commitments to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
Ask #1: Canada to pledge $215 million over 4 years to GPEI.
Ask #2: Canada to pledge $600 million over 5 years to Gavi.
letter to the editor \ (LTE)
: a letter written to a newspaper, magazine or other periodical about issues of concern to readers, usually intended to be published in the paper/periodical
Use World Immunization Week to talk about how pivotal vaccines are in protecting people of all ages against disease. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, explain how investing in vaccines cannot wait, and that you want to see Canada remain a leader in global health by pledging to GPEI and Gavi. Consult our Do’s and Don’ts on how to talk about poverty and coronavirus.
Use our step-by-step instructions below and get your LTE published in the media.
Try to find a local story to connect to the campaign.
Is there a recent outbreak of a disease in Canada that could be addressed by getting children vaccinated? Raise the importance of vaccination and how Canadians have access and how no one should be left behind because of where they are born.
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Vaccines can save millions of lives
The recent coronavirus outbreak has shown diseases know no borders. While we in developed nations are aptly (and hopefully) prepared for such outbreaks, those in underdeveloped countries still struggle to protect themselves.
A simple, cost-effective and — despite the anti-vax movement — reliable way to prevent the spread of disease is vaccination. Life-saving vaccines are vital for developing nations since disease and poor health is a major barrier for progress.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised an increased Canadian presence in the international community, but has yet to materialize this commitment.
A compelling and practical approach would be for the Canadian government to provide financial aid to Gavi: The Vaccine Alliance, and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).
Millions are at risk. Canada can play an important role in the prevention of disease and helping these people rise out of poverty and into an optimistic future.
— Adam Ranallo, Publication date: February 6, 2020, The Hamilton Spectator
Don’t include mention of Results Canada - this keeps your letter looking like it’s your opinion, because it is!
You can send your letter to as many editors as you like - no need to change it or make it different. The more editors you send it to, the better your chances of getting published.