In the Toolkit --

Introduction

  • Guide to the Toolkit
  • Leagues in Action
  • I. Choosing a Role for Your League

    II. Grassroots Action Priorities

  • Climate Action
  • Price on Carbon
  • Our Children's Trust
  • Energy Efficient Buildings
  • Renewable Energy
  • Adapting to Climate Change
  • III. Basics of Climate Change

    IV. Engaging Individuals

  • Communicating About Climate Change
  • Preparing for a Meeting on Climate Change
  • Engaging Groups in Your Community
  • V. Promoting Public Policy

  • Community Action Models
  • Organizing For Community Action
  • Tips for Building Grassroots Support
  • League Action on Climate Change
  • International Action
  • VI. Resources

    EDITORIAL BOARD MEETINGS

    Editorial board meetings generally involve one or more people from your organization and two or more writers for the opinion section of a newspaper.

    They do not usually focus on issues of immediate news importance but rather on more ongoing issues that are of interest to the community or the editorial board itself. They are a conversation, usually about an hour in length, and sometimes they result in an opinion piece written.

    The editorial board members will have questions, but you should also have talking points prepared to make your case.

    The best way to set up an editorial board meeting is to call the opinion page editor, explore his/her interest, and ask for an appointment.

    Once you have an appointment, be sure to do your research. Look through archives of the paper online, and read through any opinion pieces that have been written on the issue. This will give you a sense of the views of the board ahead of time, and you'll be prepared for their questions.