Write a Letter to the Editor

Letters to the editors of our local and regional publications tell our community where we stand on key issues and what we believe in and value. To write an effective letter to the editor, keep these points in mind:

  • Keep it short.
  • Get to the point.
  • Provide verifiable facts and data if possible.
  • Remain civil and rational.
  • Follow the publication’s specific rules about how to submit, how often to submit, and how to identify yourself.

Benzie Democrats and friends regularly write letters to the editors of our area publications which are then also featured on our Facebook page. Several samples of past letters can be found here.


Benzie County Record Patriot

Traverse City Record Eagle

Northern Express

Manistee County News Advocate

Leelanau County Enterprise

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Monthly Meetings

Viruses are still a concern. Please watch your email and this site to find out whether we will be meeting virtually or in person.  

Regular Meetings, 3rd Saturdays:
January 21
February 18
March 18
April 15
May 20
June 17
July — no meeting
August 19
September 16
October 21
November 18
December TBD

Business meetings, 1st Tuesdays:
February 7
March 7
April 4
May 2
June 6
July TBD
August 1
September 5
October 3
November 7
December 5