If we want to make a change, we have to make our voices heard and there is no better way to make your voice be heard than by writing a letter. When you take the time to write a letter it amplifies your concern. When an editor or clerk receives your letter stating your position, they will assume that there are at least a thousand people out there who feel just like you do. That's an industry rule-of-thumb. Most people are too timid to get involved and even more are just too lazy to write so when a single letter is received, the editor assumes it is representative of about a thousand people. I can't think of a more powerful way to express yourself. Where else do you have the voice of a thousand people? So fire up that computer and start showing those obnoxious sports fans who's the boss!
When you write, here are some tips to follow to ensure maximum effect:
Feel free to cut and paste from these sample letters to get your creative thoughts flowing!
|Sample Letter #1||A request to a periodical to reduce its sports content.|
|Sample Letter #2||A request to a newspaper to limit its sports coverage.|
|Sample Letter #3||A letter to the editor explaining why sports content is superfluous.|
|Sample Letter #4||An e-mail to the Jeapordy show asking that sports questions not be allowed.|
|Sample Letter #5||An e-mail to the Mars Corporation expressing our discontent with their sports-theme advertising.|
|Sample Letter #6||An e-mail to a senator supporting his stance against subsidizing sports franchises.|
|Sample Letter #7||An e-mail to the senate expressing our position against subsidizing sports franchises.|
|Sample Letter #8||An e-mail to FCC representatives supporting the removal of sports programming from basic cable tiers.|
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