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Op-Ed Templates

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Resources to help volunteers publish a longer piece in their local newspaper about CCL's work and the Energy Innovation Act.
Usage Instructions

An op-ed is usually a 600- to 700-word piece you can publish in your local newspaper, offering your own perspective or commentary on a topic. Traditionally, newspapers printed these opinion pieces opposite from the newspaper’s own editorials, hence the name “op-ed.” Publishing an op-ed in your newspaper will give your ideas a bigger platform in your community and will help get the attention of your member of Congress.

Below, you’ll find our latest op-ed template, which you can tailor to your local area and submit to your newspaper. Choose the 600-word or 700-word version depending on your newspaper’s requirements.

Mark's Cash Payments Op-Ed (600 words)Mark's Cash Payments Op-Ed (600 words)(.docx) (4/14/20)8 KB
Mark's Cash Payments Op-Ed (700 words)Mark's Cash Payments Op-Ed (700 words)(.docx) (4/14/20)9 KB

If your newspaper chooses to run the op-ed, they may need a photo of Mark. Below, you'll find a headshot of Mark and a larger photo of him speaking at a CCL conference. Feel free to send both options to your newspaper.

Mark Reynolds HeadshotMark Reynolds Headshot(high resolution .jpg)8814 KB
 Mark's Cash Payments Op-Ed (Spanish) Mark's Cash Payments Op-Ed (Spanish)(.docx)(updated 4/19/20)9 KB

Check out our training materials on “Op-Eds” to learn more about submitting your op-ed or writing your own from scratch.

For questions or support, visit the "Working with Media" forum. CCL's Communications staff monitors the forum and will answer your questions quickly.

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