ALERT: #463 Our Letter Writing Heroes



DrugSense FOCUS Alert #463 – Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Since the Media Awareness Project was started as an email list over a
decade and a half ago a major goal has been to empower folks who
write letters to the editor in support of drug policy reform.

It is with great pleasure that we announce today that Robert Sharpe
is our Letter Writer of the Year for 2010. Robert had 176 letters
and three OPEDs published during the year, bringing the total letters
published that we know of to 2, 414. He writes to newspapers all
over the world from his home. Robert writes as a volunteer for Common
Sense for Drug Policy. His published letters often have versions of
the title “Policy Analyst for Common Sense for Drug Policy,
Washington, D.C.” and sometimes a link to their website

You may read his published letters at

Robert has provided his tips for letter writing success on this


Links to pages listing many of our letter writing heroes include these:

Our letter writers of the year

Our letter writers of the month

MAP’s published letters silver award (100 LTEs)

MAP’s published letters gold award (500 LTEs)

MAP’s published letters platinum award (1000 LTEs)

Our recognition of the best published letter each week

MAP’s graphic display of the top 100 letter writers


Prepared by: Richard Lake, Focus Alert Specialist