As you prepare to head to the polls for the congressional midterm elections, what issue or issues matter most to you? For example:
- Are you concerned about the rising cost of living?
- Is crime a top concern?
- Does the impact of COVID-19 remain a concern?
- Is climate change top of mind?
- Are you concerned about prescription drug costs?
- Are you concerned about the future of abortion rights?
We’re partnering with WNYC Public Radio (wnyc.org, 93.9 FM, 820 AM) to amplify the voices of residents in communities throughout the New York metropolitan area.
Tell us what’s on your mind ahead of the midterm elections in the form of a 400-to-700-word, first-person essay. Selected essays will be published in The Village Sun (thevillagesun.com).
WNYC’s Community Partnerships & Training Editor George Bodarky may also work with you to create an audio version of your essay to air on WNYC Public Radio and appear in Gothamist.com.
WHAT MAKES FOR A GOOD ESSAY?
- Get to the point quickly. Tell us what matters to you right away.
- Provide examples and anecdotes to help the audience understand the impact of the issue(s) on your life.
- Embrace your own personal voice. Talk it out while writing. Think about how you would say it to a friend or family member.
- Use short sentences and paragraphs.
Please submit essays no later than Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “midterm elections essay” in the subject line.