Center for Biological Diversity

Help Celebrate 40 Years of Endangered Species Act Success

The Endangered Species Act turns 40 this year and there's never been a better time for Americans to celebrate its success and speak out in its defense.

There's no question the Act works: For hundreds of species across the country it's the only thing that has saved them from extinction and put them on the path to recovery. But there are some in Congress that want to weaken the Act. We can't let that happen. One of the best ways to celebrate and protect the Act is by writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.

Please use the simple, online wizard below to select a newspaper in your region and personalize and send a letter to the editor.

Remember, most letters to the editor need to be short, usually between 125 and 250 words, so make your point quickly and clearly. It's also important for your letter to be personal and specific to your area. We've included a number of key points to help you do just that, but your own stories and experiences are most compelling. Simply select the text you like by clicking on it and it will be automatically added to your letter. You can also type your own content for personalization.

Step 1 - Select a Recipient

Enter your U.S. zip code and search radius, and we'll track down the newspapers in your area.

Look for papers within miles of zip code

Step 2 - Write your message