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Writing and Publishing an Op-Ed

If you have tried and failed to get your paper's editorial board to take up your cause on the editorial page, or if they have decided to write an editorial condemning your cause, it may be time to write your own piece. The op-ed page is the place to try to publish your commentary.

Guest commentaries are articles that appear opposite the editorial page of local, state and national newspapers. Many op-eds are written by syndicated columnists or the paper's own columnists; however, they are also written by local citizens, experts, leaders of organizations - people like you. They are an extremely powerful and cost-effective way for your organization to educate a large number of people about your issues and to influence policymakers.

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