Option One: Letter to the Editor

It’s more important than ever we make our voice heard in support of the Jordan Cove LNG and Pacific Connector Pipeline projects.

One of the most effective ways to reach an audience of your peers — decision makers, business owners, and community leaders — is by writing a letter to the editor to your local paper.

Writing a concise, on-message letter is a valuable way to help the movement to bring good, family wage jobs and economic prosperity back to southern Oregon. Here are some tips:

  • Keep it short! Your letter is more likely to be accepted and read if you are succinct. Aim for a length of between 100 – 200 words.

  • Stay on message! See below for suggested points to make in your letter about how the Jordan Cove LNG project and the Pacific Connector Pipeline will help our community.

  • Use a personal example of how you will benefit from this project — Are you a business owner, parent, or senior who wants to see a return to economic prosperity for southern Oregon?

  • Be persuasive and respectful. Many people are misinformed about the scope and environmental impact of this project. We’ve provided some messages below to help you make the case that the Jordan Cove LNG project and the Pacific Connector Pipeline will boost our communities.

Here are some examples of the positive impacts of the Jordan Cove LNG project and Pacific Connector Pipeline that you can use to get started on your letter to the editor:

  • The Jordan Cove LNG project and Pacific Connector Pipeline will bring a combined $7.7 Billion investment to Southwest Oregon, meaning jobs, resources, and opportunity for working families.

  • The Pipeline will boost Southwest Oregon’s economy—not Portland’s. It’s our turn to get an economic development project that creates thousands of good-paying family wage jobs while attracting more industry to our region.

  • This project is a reflection of best practices in business. It ensures that the needs of farmers, ranchers, and our environment are carefully considered.

  • The project will boost our entire economy from the ground up with more families moving to our community, and more people buying locally in restaurants and small businesses.

  • This project will increase tax revenue, which will provide more resources for essential local services like public safety, local schools, and community college.

  • This project will provide opportunities for younger generations so our children will be able to find family-supporting jobs here.

  • This project will send the message that southern Oregon is open for businesses — redevelopment and modernization of the Port of Coos Bay’s facilities will help our region attract importers and exporters of other goods.

Thank you for your ongoing support! You are one of over 1,000 community members who support construction of the Jordan Cove Energy project and Pacific Connector Pipeline. Together, we can improve our region and create economic prosperity for generations to come.

News Papers and links

The Umpqua Post (Reedsport) - Website

Douglas County News (Sutherlin) - Website

Medford Tribune - Website

Rogue River Press - Website

Daily Courier (Grants Pass) - Website

Herald and News (Klamath Falls) - Website

Coos Bay World - Website

Bandon Western World - Website

Siuslaw News - Website

News Review (Roseburg) - Website

Douglas County Mail (Myrtle Creek) - Website

 


Option two: Contact our elected officials

With the election coming up this November, it’s more important than ever we make our voice heard in support of the Jordan Cove and Pacific Connector Pipeline project.

Click on the links below to contact our elected officials:

Governor Kate Brown Click here.

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden: Click here.

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley: Click here.

Senator Arnie Roblan (Mid-Coast): Click here.

Senator Jeff Kruse (South Coast): Click here.

Rep. Caddy McKeown (Coos Bay): Click here.

Rep. Wayne Krieger (Gold Beach): Click here.

Writing a concise, on-message email is a valuable way to help the movement to bring good, family wage jobs and economic prosperity back to southern Oregon. Here are some tips:

  • Keep it short! Your email is more likely to be read if you are succinct. Aim for a length of between 100 – 200 words.

  • Stay on message! See below for suggested points to make in your statement about how Jordan Cove LNG project and the Pacific Connector Pipeline will help our community.

  • Use a personal example of how you will benefit from this project — Are you a business owner, parent, or senior who wants to see a return to economic prosperity for southern Oregon?

  • Be persuasive and respectful. Many people are misinformed about the scope and environmental impact of this project. We’ve provided some messages below to help you make the case for how Jordan Cove LNG project and the Pacific Connector Pipeline will boost our communities.

Here are some examples of the positive impact of the Jordan Cove and Pacific Connector Pipeline that you can use to get started on your letter:

  • The Jordan Cove and Pacific Connector Pipeline will bring a combined $7.7 Billion investment to southern Oregon, meaning jobs, resources, and opportunity for working families.

  • The Pipeline will boost southern Oregon’s economy—not Portland’s. It’s our turn to get an economic development project that creates thousands of good paying family wage jobs while attracting more industry to our region.

  • This project is a reflection of best practices in business. It ensures that the needs of farmers, ranchers, and our environment are carefully considered.

  • The project will boost our entire economy from the ground up with more families moving to our community, and more people buying locally in restaurants and small businesses.

  • This project will increase tax revenue, which will provide more resources for essential local services, like public safety, local schools and community college.

  • This project will provide opportunities for younger generations so our children will be able to find family-supporting jobs here.

  • This project will send the message that Southwest Oregon is open for businesses — redevelopment and modernization of the Port of Coos Bay’s facilities will help our region attract importers and exporters of other goods.

Thank you for your ongoing support! You are one of over 1,000 community members who support construction of the Jordan Cove Energy project and Pacific Connector Pipeline. Together, we can improve our region and create economic prosperity for generations to come.