The number one reason why candidates respond to the Good Governance Scorecard is because they care about what voters think. This scorecard puts candidates on the record so, if elected, we can hold them accountable on governance issues of concern to voters, whether it be access to the ballot box, amplifying our voices over those of deep-pocketed donors, ensuring ethical guardrails to govern legislative behavior. Some candidates only need to hear from a few voters – and some will need to hear from many. That’s where we need your help. They need to hear from their future constituents.
Step 2: Build Public Attention – Write a Letter to the Editor (LTE)
The opinion section is one of the most widely read sections of a newspaper. Your Letter to the Editor can reach a large audience including elected officials and candidates who are often monitoring public opinions. By getting published, you can help spread the word about the VA Good Governance Scorecard and the importance of these reforms.
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