Want to know your fit with organizations in our area? Check out this ‘Lightning Round’ from July 14.

Vote Smart – Facts Matter

John Faso’s votes and added information on the Bill

Tracking John J. Faso In The Age Of Trump | FiveThirtyEight

His votes

IndivisibleNY19.com

Excellent source for District 19

OpenSecrets.org

NY19 2018 Race

MapLight

Find campaign contributions to candidates for the United States president or Congress.

Govtrack.usa

GovTrack is here to help you track legislation being debated in the United States Congress.

Catskills Freedom Network: Not So Fast Faso!

Each week they highlight what Rep. Faso is neglecting to tell his constituents, point out his inconsistencies and hypocrisies and show how he damages NY-19 with his devotion to Trump and the Republican Agenda.

Committee Assignments

House Committee Information

Indivisible Guide

The Mother Ship

Snopes

The definitive fact-checking and Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.

Fake News Feeds

5 Calls – 5 Minutes

Provides phone numbers and scripts so calling is quick and easy

2 Hours a Week

Call to Action Blog

Countable

Summaries of Bills and so much more

Seeds of Democracy

Informed people are the best voters

The Resistance School

Resistance School is a free four-session practical training program to sharpen the tools we need to fight for our values at the federal, state, and local levels.  The goal is to keep the embers of resistance alive through concrete learning, community engagement, and forward-looking action. Join them online or in-person.

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Tips for Writing Letters to the Editor (LTE)

Letters to the Editor can be a powerful way to make your voice heard, garner media attention and catch the attention of your elected representatives and other decision-makers. Below are some tips to help increase the effectiveness of your letters and to boost its chances of being published.

DO:

1. Respond directly either to breaking news or an article or commentary published in the previous two days (for dailies) or the previous issue of a weekly paper. Follow the format used in the target publication. The typical format is: Re “Talking With the Taxman,” (national news, Jan. 13). Your report neglected one key fact…

2. Focus on one important point (don’t try to address separate issues in one letter).

3. Follow the guidelines and word count limit of the target publication.

See more tips here. 

Poughkeepsie Journal: letterstoeditor@poughkeepsiejournal.com
Times Union:   tuletters@timesunion.com Times Union
Times Union Guidelines:  Letters of 250 words or less are preferred. Longer letters will likely be edited down, when possible, and exceptionally long letters may be rejected outright. All letters to the Times Union are subject to editing for length, taste, and accuracy. Only letters written exclusively to the Times Union will be used, and only if the writer’s name can also be published. To be considered for publication, letters must include the writer’s name, address and daytime phone number. Contributors should specify whether they want their e-mail addresses published. Letters published in the newspaper will also appear in the opinion section of timesunion.com.
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