11.18.2019

Race to Erase 2019: Letter to the Editor Successes

With nearly 30 letters to the editor pitched and 14 (and counting!) published pieces, Shot@Life champions were busy during this Race to Erase activation. The short and concise LTE format enabled champions to make the compelling case for global vaccine programs in local newspapers across the country.

And across the country is no overstatement. This fall, Shot@Life affiliates reached readers in 12 states, including Idaho, Minnesota, Florida, Tennessee, Maine, Iowa, and Virginia. One call-to-action in Washington State remained the most read LTE in the Auburn Reporter for multiple days following its publication.

Here are a few highlights:

Share the LTEs on Social Media:

Make sure to thank your fellow champions if they appear on this list by sharing their pieces with your social networks. Showing your support for their work during Race to Erase helps your legislators know that global childhood immunization programs are important to their voters. Not sure what to say?

Try this easy message:

“Proud to see my fellow @ShotAtLife champion advocating for global childhood immunization programs in their local newspaper! Thanks to @______ for reminding readers that #VaccinesWork.”

Check out the full list here:

  • Katie Blanton is the Communications Associate for the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign. Prior to joining UNF, Katie worked as a field organizer on a Senate campaign in Houston, Texas. Katie has a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Science with a focus on Global Health and Health Policy from Harvard University. While in college, she...