Write a Letter

Get involved and let people know what you think. Write a letter to the Idaho State Journal using our form. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind when writing letters:

  • Requirements: The ISJ requires your full name, a mailing address and phone number so they can verify that you submitted the letter that has your name on it.
  • Length: Keep it short, clear and concise. Stick to ONE issue. Your word count should not exceed 300 words.
  • Topic: The Idaho Democrat newsletter has covered a many different topics. Use them as a guide to help frame the issue you address in your letter. Pick a topic that is currently in the news. The more timely your issue, the sooner your letter will be printed.
  • Content: Describe your views on an issue based on your values. Use everyday language and personalize your message with "I" or "me". Ask someone to read and edit your letter before you send it. Make sure to correct any grammar or spelling mistakes.
  • Submission: Send letters to Editor Ian H. Fennell at 305 S. Arthur, Pocatello, ID, 83204 or editor@journalnet.com. Letters can also be dropped off at the Journal’s office or faxed to (208) 233-8007. If you e-mail the letter, make sure to put "letter to the editor" in the subject line.
  • Follow-up: Call the ISJ after you send your letter to make sure they received it and ask when they might print the letter.
  • Send us a copy: when your letter is printed, send us a copy and we'll try to share it with fellow Bannock County Democrats to encourage them to follow your example!

Your letter will make a difference in changing the way people talk about the following:

  • The values that Bannock County Democrats share with them.
  • The issues Bannock County Democrats care about.
  • The candidates that seek to serve our area as their representatives in government.