Submit a Commentary to VOSD

Weigh in on the issues that matter to you and your fellow San Diegans. Here are some general guidelines:
-The commentary should be no more than 900 words max.
-We also only publish commentaries that are exclusive to VOSD.
-We require a real first and last name, as well as a broad area of town where the author lives, the author’s official title with relevant organizations.
-We’re an online publication so we strongly encourage folks to provide links/documents to studies, reports and other news stories to be included as source links.

Use the Google Form linked above to submit your commentary. Once you’ve sent something you’re happy with, email catherine@vosd.org to let our deputy editor know.

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