In the interest of democracy in Hampton Roads in advance of the November local elections, AltDaily would like to run op-eds and letters of support which illuminate the visions and character of the candidates.
If you are a candidate in one of these races, we would like to run one op-ed by you that more specifically addresses one of your visions for how to make your city better.
Think policy paper more than stump speech. What best practice are you drawing from? What are your metrics of success? How is your vision a more efficient use of tax payer dollars? How will your policy translate to higher quality of life for citizens?
We would also like to run one letter of support for each candidate, written by a voting citizen of your city.
Help us get beyond the talking points and staged photographs. Tell us about their heart. Tell us about their leadership. Tell us about their ability to see past their own egos and allegiances to find the greatest good.
Length should be between 500 and 1,200 words. Submissions should be sent to our editor: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for letters of support is Tuesday, November 1st.