Letters-to-the-editor are the single best way to get our Democratic candidates maximum newspaper coverage, and this is the weekend to sit down and write one. For example, The Idaho Statesman allows only one letter in 30 days from each reader, and the pre-election letters deadline will probably fall in late October. So by writing and sending a letter this weekend, you'll be able to write another one toward the end of next month. You can find letter-writing tips and links to many Idaho newspapers here.
Several people have stepped up in the past week to lead a Democratic grassroots letter-writing effort. If you or someone you know is interested in talking points, sample letters, or pairing up with someone to help you write and submit a letter, please contact Chuck at ed_tech4u at yahoo dot com or Mary at gneissgirl at icehouse dot net. Or just write your letter and send it - today. You may not have money to donate or time to volunteer, but this is one easy thing everyone can do to boost Democrats' chances to win this fall. (Follow me into the comments for some tips from a longtime letter writer ... and check out this great example from today's Times-News in Twin Falls.)