WE INVITE YOUR COMMENTARY
The deadline to submit letters of support for candidates in the November elections has passed. Letters received by email by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, Oct. 28, are being considered for publication in the Progress-Index through this week. No letters in support of candidates will be published after Sunday, Nov. 2. We reserve our right and discretion as to which letters we publish. Depending on space availability and the volume of emails received, we make no guarantee that all letters will be published that are received within the campaign process.
Our general policy for any letter to the editor: We reserve the right to edit for length, clarity, brevity, spelling and grammar. We will not accept letters that contain abusive or vulgar language, unfounded claims against or personal attacks, including against other letter writers. We will not accept anonymous letters or material not generated by the letter writer, such as campaign fliers, speech excerpts and social-media postings. Letters should be no longer than 400 words. Please ensure your name, address and a daytime phone number are included. Phone numbers are necessary to verify writer authenticity. Phone numbers will not be published. Letters must be typed and emailed (no handwritten letters will be accepted).