Write a Letter to the Editor of Your Newspaper

Let your community know that you support Justice Bob Young for Michigan Supreme Court! Write a Letter to your local newspaper editor expressing your support for Justice Bob Young. Letters to the editor should be between 50 and 100 words and should include your name, phone number, and city or county of residence.

If you need help getting started, below is a list of talking points and examples of letters to the editor for you to use as a guide. You can use the talking points to help craft a letter or copy one of the sample letters into an email, and edit it to personalize with your own comments.

Thanks for your help.

Talking Points

  • Justice Bob Young is a tough conservative rule of law judge that upholds the law as it was written and does not legislate from the bench.
  • Justice Young believes every citizen deserves the same fair treatment and unbiased interpretation of the law.
  • Justice Young believes judges should not be activists and should not stick up for special interest groups.
  • Justice Young is backed by all levels of law enforcement throughout Michigan due to his dedication of keeping criminals off the street and behind bars.
  • The work that Justice Young has done on the Supreme Court over the last decade has greatly stabilized the legal community in Michigan and significantly decreased the amount of frivolous lawsuits.
  • If the liberal activist majority is allowed to stay in power, they will not shy away from going over the heads of the other branches and imposing their policy agenda on you, the citizens of Michigan.
  • This year’s Supreme Court election is extremely important to all Michigan citizens.  The Michigan Supreme Court hands down decisions that effect the daily lives of every Michigan citizen.

Sample Letters

Example 1:

To the Editor:

Justice Bob Young is a tough conservative rule of law judge. He is the kind of judge we need in Michigan. Justice Young believes in unbiased interpretation and applying the law as it is written. He believes that the words in our Constitution and statutes were carefully selected to have a particular meaning, and that judges should strive to determine that meaning and apply it to each case before them, not legislate from the bench. That is why I will be supporting Justice Bob Young this November and I urge everyone to do the same.

Sincerely,

Name
Organization
Phone Number
City or County

Example 2:

To the Editor:

I urge everyone to join me in supporting the reelection of Michigan Justice Bob Young to the Michigan Supreme Court in November. As a property owner, I know Justice Young will protect my constitutional rights. He has a clear record of protecting the constitutional rights of private citizens and their property. Justice Young has held that the government cannot take private property and give it to another private entity for that private entity’s own profit. Likewise, he has held that a homeowner is entitled to use deadly force when attacked in his or her own home. Please remember to vote on the non-partisan part of the ballot on November 2nd for Justice Bob Young.

Sincerely,

Name
Organization
Phone Number
City or County

Example 3:

To the Editor:

I support Justice Bob Young because I know he will protect my rights. As a small business owner, it is important to be able to depend on and feel confident that the law will be enforced as it was written. Justice Young understands that small businesses deserve the same protection by the law as big business. My family and I will be voting for Bob Young in November, and I urge everyone to do the same.

Sincerely,

Name
Organization
Phone Number
City or County

Example 4:

To the Editor:

If Michigan is going to get its economy moving again, one of the key factors is a stable legal climate. Granholm has continued to appoint more and more liberal judges that drive businesses from our state. We need to keep conservative justices like Bob Young on the Court who will follow the law instead of a liberal agenda.  Justice Young’s work on the Michigan Supreme Court has decreased the amount of frivolous lawsuits, and created a stable and predictable legal climate in Michigan. He has made powerful enemies among trial lawyers, particularly the ambulance chasers, who benefit from uncertainty in the law. The working men and women of Michigan have and will continue to benefit from Justice Young’s work on the Court. This November I will cast my vote for Justice Bob Young on the non-partisan ballot.

Sincerely,

Name
Organization
Phone Number
City or County

Example 5:

To the Editor:

Michigan needs more law and order justices like Bob Young on the Supreme Court. Too often, our police officers risk their lives bringing criminals to justice only to have some judge let them walk or give them a slap on the wrist. Bob Young has the support of every major enforcement group, including police officers, sheriffs and prosecutors. The police officers on the street know they have a tough Judge on the bench who will make sure lawbreakers are punished. Justice Bob Young has my full support in November because I know Michigan will be a safer place with him on the job.

Sincerely,

Name
Organization
Phone Number
City or County

Newspapers

Below is a list of newspaper’s from around the state, which includes a link to the letters to the editor page, where you can write and submit your letter, or an email link to send your letter directly to the editor.

Alcona County
Alcona County Review

Allegan County
The Allegan County News

Alpena County
The Alpena News

Bay County
The Bay City Times

Berrien County
New Buffalo Times

Branch County
The Daily Reporter

Calhoun County
Battle Creek Enquirer

Charlevoix County
Charlevoix Courier

Cheboygan County
Cheboygan Daily Tribune

Crawford County
Crawford County Avalanche

Delta County
Daily Press

Dickinson County
The Daily News

Emmet County
Petoskey News-Review

Genesee County
The Flint Journal

Grand Traverse County
Traverse City Record-Eagle

Gratiot County
Gratiot County Herald

Hillsdale County
Hillsdale Daily News

Houghton County
The Daily Mining Gazette

Huron County
Huron Daily Tribune

Ingham County
Lansing State Journal

Ionia County
Ionia Sentinel Standard

Isabella County
The Morning Sun

Jackson County
Jackson Citizen Patriot

Kalamazoo County
Kalamazoo Gazette

Kalkaska County
The Leader & Kalkaskian

Kent County
The Grand Rapids Press

Keweenaw County
Mining Gazette

Lapeer County
The County Press

Leelanau County
Leelanau Enterprise and Tribune

Lenawee County
State Line Observer

Livingston County
Daily Press & Argus

Luce County
Newberry News

Mackinac County
The St. Ignace News

Macomb County
The Macomb Daily

Marquette County
The Mining Journal

Mason County
Ludington Daily News

Mecosta County
The Pioneer

Menominee County
Menominee County Journal

Midland County
Midland Daily News

Missaukee County
The Missaukee Sentinel

Monroe County
Heritage News

Montcolm County
The Daily News

Montmorency County
The Montmorency Tribune

Muskegon County
Muskegon Chronicle

Newaygo County
Times Indicator

Oakland County
The Oakland Press
Royal Oak Daily Tribune
Novi News

Oceana County
Oceana’s Herold-Journal

Ogemaw County
Ogemaw County Herold

Ontonagon County
Ontonagon Herald

Osceola County
Osceola Edition Pioneer

Oscoda County
The Oscoda County Herald

Otsego County
Gaylord Herald Times

Ottawa County
Advance Newspapers

Roscommon County
The Houghton Lake Resorter

Saginaw County
The Saginaw Press

Sanilac County
Sanilac County News

Schoolcraft County
Pioneer Tribune

Shiawassee County
Argus-Press

St. Clair County
The Times Herald

St. Joseph County
Sturgis Journal

Tuscola County
Cass City Chronicle

Van Buren County
Paw Paw Courier Leader

Washtenaw County
The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor News

Wayne County
Detroit Free Press
Detroit News

Wexford County
Cadilac News