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Media Campaign in South Carolina

Welcome Media Volunteers! Help get the word out about Howard Dean by creating Talking Points, Sample Letters to the Editor, and Story Pitch Ideas that everyone around the state can use to reach the media. See below for details.

Find the issue(s) below that you are most concerned about and click on the corresponding Talking Points, Sample Letters to the Editor, or Story Ideas. Use them to contact the Media or Email us your materials for others to use. It’s that easy! Thank you!

Jobs and The Economy Talking Points Sample Letters Story Ideas
Healthcare Talking Points Sample Letters Story Ideas
Education/Schools Talking Points Sample Letters Story Ideas
Security and Foreign Policy Talking Points Sample Letters Story Ideas
Campaign Finance & Democracy Talking Points Sample Letters Story Ideas
The Military Talking Points Sample Letters Story Ideas
Civil Rights and Justice Talking Points Sample Letters Story Ideas
Environment Talking Points Sample Letters Story Ideas
Immigration Talking Points Sample Letters Story Ideas
Agriculture Talking Points Sample Letters Story Ideas

Here’s how you can help:

1. Create Talking Points. Talking Points consist of basic bulleted information about an issue and Dean’s record on that issue that anyone can use to write their own letter. Here are general Talking Points about Dean. Because newspapers do not usually accept letters from folks who do not live in their area, Talking Points can help people have the facts and arguments needed to write the letters themselves. Just click on the Talking Points for an issue below and use these or Post your own.

2. Create Sample Letters to the Editors. Post your letters to the editor here whether they get published or not. Reading what other people have written about an issue can inspire others to write their own letters. In this way our letters can be a resource for each other. Just click on the Sample Letters for an issue below and read these or Post your own.

3. Get your Letters to the Editor Published. Use this Media List or This One to find newspapers in your town to contact. Email us when your letters or stories do get published, so we can tell folks about it. Do not send the exact Sample Letters that you see here, or the media will ignore them. Just click on the Sample Letters for an issue below and read these or Post your own.

4. Create Story Pitch Ideas. Newspapers and other media outlets often want to cover an issue but don’t see an angle that would excite and interest their readers. We can come up with those ideas and create ways for the Media to cover the issues that we know are important but often get left out. Just click on A Story Idea for an issue below and use these or Post your own.

5. Pitch a Story Idea to a Media Outlet. To pitch an idea to radio, TV, magazines, newspapers or any other media outlet, select a Story Idea that you like from the list below, and select a media outlet from the Radio, TV, Magazine, or Newspaper list. Then contact them, telling them the Story Idea and asking that they cover the story. Offer resources and guest experts (We have lists) if appropriate. Contact us if you need help or more information. Email us with your successes so that we can post them here.


 
 

This project is entirely volunteer-funded and run.
SC Volunteers for Dean is not affiliated with or endorsed by Howard Dean or the Dean for America campaign.