Activists Shouldn’t Overlook Local Papers. Local Politicians Don’t.

It wasn’t a lofty opinion piece in the Washington Post. Instead it was a short, well-informed letter to the editor squeezed in between car dealer ads printed in The Mount Vernon Gazette, one of the last, weekly newspapers left in the D.C. suburbs that caught our attention. Notably, it stood out because it was the kind that large, Praetorian Guard newspapers now consider verboten: “citizen” submissions questioning the status quo of local policy-making.

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