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Dear PAR Contributors-
Best wishes to you all as we close out 2017. Time to plan the first PAR newsletter of the New Year!
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!
The deadline for the January Progressive Action Roundtable Newsletter is Sunday, December 17. Please send in to this e-mail address – firstname.lastname@example.org – articles about your group’s recent and current activities and upcoming actions and events.
We are asking everyone to limit her/his article 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.
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.
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.
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 Newsletter will come out approximately Saturday, Dec. 30. 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 or call Paula at (203) 562-2798.
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.
Please call Paula at (203) 562-2798 if you want an insert in the next newsletter.
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!
Many thanks! We’re looking forward to your articles!
Thank you for your help in creating this community newsletter
– PAR Planning Committee
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PAR, P.O. Box 995, New Haven, CT 06504