Use The Press

Write Letters to the Editor

“Letters to the editor and opinion pieces are very powerful advocacy tools.  The editorial section of a newspaper is widely read by the public and is monitored by elected officials. In a letter to the editor or opinion piece, you can bring up information not addressed in a news article, and can create the impression of widespread support or opposition to an issue.”NCTE

Want to have real impact on your elected officials and the public?  Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper!  Below we have links for newspapers throughout Congressional District 8.  If you feel you’ve written a good letter, send it on to one or more of these papers – no reason to limit yourself to only the Morongo Basin.

Got something to say, but not sure how to write an effective letter and get it submitted?  Indivisible Morongo Basin has a Letters-to-the-Editor (LTE) Mentor Team that will be happy to help you; just contact us here.  

On-line sources for guidance:  American Library Association, Community Tool Box, WikiHow, National Council of Teachers of English

Press/Newspaper Sites

Local (Morongo Basin)

Hi-Desert Star (Yucca Valley) – Editor e-mail:
The Desert Trail (29 Palms) – Editor e-mail:
Both use this form for Letters to the Editor and Twitter Handle: @HiDesertPubCo


San Bernardino Sun – Write Letters to the Editor – Twitter: @sbsun
Press-Enterprise   – Write Letters to the Editor – Twitter: @PEcom_news

Community papers

High Desert Media Group, including Victorville Daily Press, Apple Valley Review, Hesperia Star – Twitter: @VVDailyPress
Desert Dispatch (Barstow)
All use same Letters to the Editor form

Coyote Chronicle – independent student voice of California State University SB – Twitter: @sbchronnews

The Big Bear Grizzly – Write Letters to the Editor
Yucaipa/Calimesa News Mirror – Write Letters to the Editor

Needles Daily Star – Contact