step-by-step instructions for writing an LTE
Our #LeaveNoOneBehind campaign this month focuses on the importance of climate change and its impact on health, food security and nutrition. In the fight against COVID-19, we need Canada to support a global and equitable response by investing in the strengthening of vulnerable communities from the direct and indirect impacts of this crisis.
Ask #1: Canada to support a global and equitable response to COVID-19 by investing in the strengthening of health systems in low-income countries and ensuring that treatment and a vaccine be made available to all.
Ask #2:Canada to support the ability of countries in dealing with the secondary impacts of COVID-19 including major challenges to food security and nutrition made worse by climate change.
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
Vulnerable communities are facing a dual crisis of COVID-19 and greater food insecurity. Food shortages, which have already threatened the lives of millions, are being caused by extreme weather events, the rise of pests, and displacement of people due to climate change Write a letter to an editor (LTE) about how investing in solutions that mitigate the worst impacts of climate change can help protect people living in poverty during this unprecedented time. Consult our Do’s and Don’ts on how to talk about poverty and the coronavirus. 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.