Getting the Word Out

The League encourages young voters to voice their opinions on issues that matter most to them. Below are a few way to voice your opinion.

1) If you are passionate about a specific issue contact your local elected official to let them know how you feel. This can help hold elected officials accountable. Use this tool to find your local officials!

2) Post to Facebook or Twitter a new article about the issue you care most about. This helps facilitate discussion.

3) Write a post on an issue you care about and email it to YoungVoters207@Gmail.Com so we can feature it on our blog!

4) Publishing your opinion in local newspapers is one of the best ways to let your representative/senator and community members know how you feel about an issue.

If you’re particularly passionate about an issue, take a few minutes to write a 350-500 word letter to the editor. Remember to:

  • Keep it focused on a particular point or recent news item.
  • Be specific and share 1 or 2 compelling facts that you may know about an issue.
  • Be sure to include your contact info, and a number they can reach you at. Papers sometimes need to contact you before they can print a letter.

Here a quick list of papers and information on where to submit. Visit the website of the paper you want to submit to BEFORE submitting your letter to make sure you follow any specific guidelines that they may have:

Portland Press Herald
P.O. Box 1460
Portland, ME 04104-1460
Phone: 791-6650 Fax:791-6920
e-mail: letters@pressherald.com
Bangor Daily News
PO Box 1329
Bangor, ME 04402-1329
Phone: 990-8000 Fax: 941-9476
e-mail: letters2@bangornews.com
Lewiston Sun-Journal
104 Park Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
Phone: 784-5411 Fax: 777-3436
e-mail: sjletters@aol.com
Kennebec Journal
274 Western Avenue
Augusta, ME 04331
Phone: 623-3811 Fax: 623-2220
e-mail: kjedit@biddeford.com
The Times Record
6 Industry Road
Brunswick, ME 04011-3311
Phone: 729-3311 Fax: 721-3151
e-mail: news@timesrecord.com
Morning Sentinel
25 Silver St.
Waterville, ME 04901
Phone: 873-3341 Fax: 861-9191 
e-mail: msedit@centralmaine.com
Biddeford Journal-Tribune
PO Box 627
Biddeford, ME 04005
Phone: 282-1535 Fax: 282-3138
e-mail: jtribune@gwi.net
The Forecaster
317 Foreside Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
Phone: 781-3661 Fax: 781-2060
e-mail: editor@the forecaster.net