The letter to the editor is one of the best tools for the grassroots activist to use in order to get his or her message out to the public. They are easy to write and every community has at least one newspaper in which you can submit your letters.

The following section will make writing and submitting a letter to the editor for the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative simple.

When should I write a letter to the editor?

To help get the message out that a vast majority of Michiganders support the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative you should write a letter to the editor right now.   Also, you should write letters every time you see an article in the newspaper talking about the Initiative.

Tips on Writing your letter

General Guidelines for letters to the editor
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MCRI Talking Points

Where do I send my Letter?

Sending your letter is easy. Most newspaper will accept letters to the editor via e-mail. Below is a list of every daily and college newspaper in the state and the e-mail address of the Editorial page editor to send your letter to.


Daily Newspapers

Editorial Page Editor

Detroit Free Press

Ron Dzwonkowski

Detroit News

Nolan Finley

Adrian Daily Telegram

Dave Clark

Alpena News

Steve Murch

Ann Arbor News

Victor Schaffner

Battle Creek Enquirer

Steve Smith

Bay City Times

Clark Hughes

Cadillac Evening News

Matt Seward

Cheboygan Daily Tribune

Rich Adams

Crain’s Detroit Business

Mary Kramer

Daily Globe

Phil Watson

Daily News Iron Mountain-

Blaine Hyska

Daily Tribune

Jeff Kuehn

Escanaba Daily Press

Rick Rudden

Flint Journal

Mike Riha

Gaylord Herald Times

Chris Grosser

Grand Haven Tribune

Becky Vargo

Grand Rapids Press

Joseph Crawford

Greenville Daily News

Darrin Clark

Hillsdale Daily News

Jim Pruitt

Holland Sentinel/Suburban Review

Jim Timmermann

Houghton Daily Mining Gazette

Bud Sargent

Huron Daily Tribune

Kelly Niebel

Jackson Citizen-Patriot

Ken Wyatt

Kalamazoo Gazette

Charlotte Channing

Lansing State Journal

Mark Nixon

Ludington Daily News

Steve Begnoche

Macomb Daily

Phil Van Hulle

Marquette Mining Journal

David Edwards

Michigan Chronicle

Michael Goodin

Midland Daily News

Jack Telfer

Monroe Evening News

Thomas Chulski

Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun

Rick Mills

Muskegon Chronicle

David Kolb

Oakland Press

John Cusamano

Owosso Argus Press

Dick Campbell

Petoskey News-Review

Ken Stanley

Port Huron Times Herald

Tom Walker

Saginaw News

Terrence Smith

Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

Kenn Filkins

St. Joseph Herald-Palladium

Dale Brewer

Traverse City Record Eagle

Dave Miller

Student Newspapers

Adrian College – The College World

Dennis Renner

CMU – Central Michigan LIFE

Neil Hopp

Cornerstone University – The Herald

Alan Blanchard

Delta College – Delta Collegiate

Karen Randolph

EMU – The Eastern Echo

Kevin J. Devine

Ferris State University – Ferris State Torch

Dennis Ruzicka

GR Community College – Collegiate

Scott McNabb

GVSU – Grand Valley Lanthorn

Lawrence Beery

Henry Ford Community College – Mirror

Cassandra Fluker

Hillsdale College – Hillsdale Collegian

Joy Spencer

Lake Michigan College – The Wave

Jenny Schanker

Lansing Community College – The Lookout

Bill Loewenstein

Michigan State University – State News

Perry Parks

MTU – Michigan Tech Lode

Craig Waddell

Monroe County Community College – Agora

Mark Bergmooser

North Central Michigan College – Informer

Trish Wright

Northern Michigan Univ. – The North Wind

Jim McCommons

Oakland University – The Oakland Post

Don Ritenburg

Olivet College – The Echo

Joanne Williams

Saginaw Valley State – Valley Vanguard

Brian Abbott

Schoolcraft College -Schoolcraft Connection

Sherry Springer

T. M. Cooley Law School – The Pillar

Cindy Faulkner

Southwestern CC – The Southwestern

Karen Neubauer

UofM – Ann Arbor – The Daily Tribune

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Washtenaw Community College – The Voice

Dave Waskin