Write a Letter-to-the-Editor or Blog


A great way to express your views and influence public opinion is by writing a letter-to-the-editor of your local newspaper.

Short and to the point is the best, and it doesn’t take long!

News & Observer:

200 word maximum.

Send letter with your contact information through this link or email to forum@newsobserver.com.

Town and community newspapers also accept letters-to-the-editor.  Here are some key Wake publications:

Wake Weekly

The Independent

Cary News

Eastern Wake News

Garner-Cleveland Record


Blogging is an exciting way to SpeakUP.  You can write your own blog, contribute to an online blog or SpeakUP by responding to articles on local newspaper and television blogs!

Here are some key Wake online blogs:

Raleigh Public Record

Cary Citizen

Wake Forest Gazette

Raleigh Downtowner

The Raleigh Connoisseur