Dear PAR Contributors,
Readers want to know: What is the purpose of your organization? How are you building your group? What campaigns are you organizing? What events are you planning?
We want to publicize the work groups have done and what they’re planning to do. We want to spread the word to others who will be inspired to join you, support your activism and build the struggles. Send us articles (even a paragraph or two) about what your group wants to do and any ideas for organizing!
Please send articles about your group’s recent and current activities and upcoming actions and events to email@example.com.
Reminder: We do not publish in July or August. The June issue will also cover events for July and August. Be sure to let us know of summer activities for this upcoming issue.
*** We are very interested in your reports on actions such as May Day and struggles for racial justice. Help inspire others through your commitment! ***
The deadline for the June Progressive Action Roundtable Newsletter is Friday, May 18.
GUIDELINES FOR ARTICLES
We ask everyone to limit articles to 350 words.
Please include an enticing headline/title for your article so our readers will focus on your work right away.
Be sure to indicate your name and organization as they should appear in your byline.
If you haven’t written recent articles for PAR, please include information about your group’s purpose.
Do not use different fonts or sizes in your article.
Please keep in mind that as layout space permits, we will include photos.
IMPORTANT: Don’t neglect to add your organization’s contact information such as phone number, e-mail address or website, so our readers can get more information about what your group is doing.
ABOUT CALENDAR ITEMS
If you mention an event in an article, please also send a SEPARATE calendar announcement.
Please give street addresses for any events or meetings, even for “well-known” public buildings.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please indicate whether your event location is wheelchair accessible.
You can also send us SAVE THE DATE items about future events, even if you do not yet have all the details in place.
The PAR newsletter will come out approximately Thursday, May 31. Please consider this when submitting calendar items.
Here are other suggestions about submitting copy to the PAR Newsletter:
1. If you ask or encourage new groups to submit articles or calendar items to PAR, please give them a copy of these tips.
2. Submit copy by e-mail, either as regular text or as an MS Word or attachment (.doc or .docx).
3. If you are a first-time author for the PAR Newsletter, thank you! We hope you will subscribe and encourage others in your organization to do so.
4. If you know of someone who wants to write an article but does not use e-mail, send an e-mail to us with that person’s name and phone number.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT INSERTS
We prefer to carry articles and calendar listings rather than inserts. But if you have an insert to include in the Newsletter, we ask you to send the information contained in the flyer to this e-mail address as well so that it can be easily added to the PAR calendar.
Your organization must make and pay for the inserts. We will be able to handle only those inserts that are a full sheet (8.5 x 11) or half-sheet (8.5 x 5.5) of paper. We cannot accept postcards or cardstock flyers. There is a fee of $7 for inserts.
E-mail us if you’d to join our monthly planning meetings or help with the mailings. We always welcome more helpers and new ideas.
We’re looking forward to your articles! Thank you for your help in creating this community newsletter.
– PAR Planning Committee
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