Your browser does not support script
TWV Presents...

About The Witches' Voice

[Show all]

Views: 2,223,620

Year: 2010 ...

NOTICE (9/5/10) :

Year: 2008 ...

Witchvox Server Upgrade Notes...

Year: 2002 ...

Witchvox Technologies

What We Count

Year: 2000 ...

FOR THE RECORD (Myths about of The Witches' Voice)

Witchvox Awards Received 2000

Year: 1999 ...

Witchvox YEAR End (1998)

Witchvox Awards Received 1999 (Jun-Dec)

Witchvox Awards Received 1999 (Jan-May)

Year: 1998 ...

Frequently Asked Questions of The Witches' Voice

Witchvox YEAR End (1997)

Witchvox Awards Received 1997 (Jan-Jun)

Witchvox Awards Received 1998 (Jun-Dec)

Witchvox Awards Received 1997 (Jul-Dec)

Witchvox Awards Received 1998 (Jan-May)

Year: 1997 ...

How to contact us

Meet The Witches' Voice Staff

The Witches' Voice Logo

The Witches' Voice Privacy & Security Policies

The Witches' Voice Credit's and Inspiration Page

What is The Witches' Voice?

The Witches' Voice - Our Code of Ethics

The Witches' Voice - Mission Statement

The Witches' Voice BY-LAWS

The Witches' Voice LEGAL Page

The Witches' Voice Articles of Incorporation

INDEX: Awards Received Index Page

WebMaster Notes (Opening Day)

How you can help

WebMaster Notes 97-05

WebMaster Notes - Our First Month Online

WebMaster Notes 97-04

The WitchVox Board of Advisors

Witchvox Year End 1996

NOTE: For a complete list of articles related to this chapter... Visit the Main Index FOR this section.

How you can help

Author: Witchvox Central
Posted: February 2nd. 1997
Times Viewed: 23,054

Write Letters ! The Power of the Pen...
    Time is viewed as a personal asset and how we use time indicates what we deem important. That is why letters get attention. The fact that someone "took the time" to write about an issue indicates to the recipient that the writer considers the issue to be of value. (ed. note: We have included a feature called "Basic tips for writing to the media" and it is located just below on this page.)

Educate Your Local Authorities
    Send copies of the FAQ'S ABOUT WITCHES (available on this Web site) to your local police department, mayor's office, city council and planning boards, district attorney's office, and local F.B.I. chapter. Let them know that Witchcraft is a federally recognized religion since 1985 and that they must protect your religious rights under the law.

Keep Up On Current Events
    Read your local papers, know what political leaders are saying about the issues concerning civil and religious rights and check out what special interest groups are holding meetings or rallies in your area.

Know The Laws Governing Religious Freedom
    Keep a copy of the statutes cited in the White Pages on your person.Some authorities may be ignorant of the beliefs of Witches, but they must uphold those beliefs under the law. For more information on the Freedom of Religion Act see the sites listed as links to legal resources.

Keep Us Informed
    Contact the Witches' Voice or other Anti-Defamation leagues that deal with legal issues concerning Witches and Pagans with any issues in your area that continues to perpetuate the negative stereotype that Witches do harm. We can send you information to help combat this mis-information and educate the public. We can initiate letter writing campaigns.

Basic tips for writing to the media by Wren Walker

Keep Your Letter Short and To The Point - Important people don't have time to read five pages of text and those are the very people that you WANT to read your letter.

Type or Print Clearly and Always check Your Spelling

Include Your Name and Address and Phone Number - Use your real name as use of Craft names is not understood by those outside of the Pagan community...and what you are looking for is a response, so don't confuse your local mailcarrier.

Keep To The Facts and Be Specific -Give names, times and dates pertaining to the issue. Cite air time of the television show, issue of magazine, etc.

Don't Be Nasty - Most people are simply ignorant of the beliefs of Witches. State where the misconceptions occurred in the article, story, movie, etc. and give them the facts.

Tell Them What Action That You Personally Are Willing To Take - Not buying their product, newspaper, magazine or reporting them to anti-defamation leagues, the FCC, etc.

Observe The Format - Keep to guidelines for editorials and response letters.

Send Letters To the Organization and Leaders in the Organization - C.C. the publisher, sponsors and CEO. Send copies to the FCC. ACLU, local FBI office.

Be Specific About What Corrective Action You Wish To See- Give examples such as a retraction, disclaimer, etc. and request a personal reply within a reasonable time frame. Be prepared to write a second letter if necessary.Demand an answer.

Never forget... Witchcraft has been a legally recognized religion in the U.S. since 1985 and is protected under the First and Fourteenth Amendments. Any person or organization that seeks to supress Witches from practicing their beliefs or print articles which may incite violent acts toward a specific individual, or organization holding those beliefs, is breaking a federal law. It is illegal to harass, threaten or intimidate anyone because of their religious practice.You can greatly help to protect your right to Freedom of Relgion by supporting the anti-defamation leagues listed in our pages.


Witchvox Central

Location: Clearwater¼, Florida

Other Articles: Witchvox Central has posted 407 additional articles- View them?

Other Listings: To view ALL of my listings: Click HERE

Email Witchvox Central... (No, I have NOT opted to receive Pagan Invites! Please do NOT send me anonymous invites to groups, sales and events.)

To send a private message to Witchvox Central ...

Pagan Essays

Pagan Web
8,000 Links

Pagan Groups
Local Covens etc.

80,000 Profiles

Home - TWV Logos - Email US - Privacy
News and Information

Chapters: Pagan/Heathen Basics - Pagan BOOKS - Traditions, Paths & Religions - Popular Pagan Holidays - TV & Movies - Cats of the Craft - Festival Reviews - Festival Tips - White Pages (Resources) - Issues/Concerns - West Memphis 3 - Witch Hunts - Pagan Protection Tips - Healing Planet Earth

Your Voices: Adult Essays - Young Pagan Essays - Pagan Perspectives (On Hold) - WitchWars: Fire in the Craft - Gay Pagan - Pagan Parenting - Military - Pagan Passages

Pagan Music: Pagan Musicians - Bardic Circle at WitchVox - Free Music from TWV

Vox Central: About TWV - Wren: Words, Wrants and Wramblings - Guest Rants - Past Surveys - A Quest for Unity

Weekly Updates: Click HERE for an index of our weekly updates for the past 6 years

W.O.T.W. - World-Wide Networking

Your Town: A Link to YOUR Area Page (The largest listing of Witches, Pagans, Heathens and Wiccans on the Planet)

VoxLinks: The Pagan Web: 8,000 Listings

Your Witchvox Account: Log in Now - Create New Account - Request New Password - Log in Problems

Personal Listings: Pagan Clergy in Your Town - Adult Pagans - Young Pagans - Military Pagans

Events: Circles, Gatherings, Workshops & Festivals

Covens/Groups/Orgs: Local Groups Main Page

Other LOCAL Resources: Local Shops - Regional Sites - Local Notices - Global/National Notices - Local Skills & Services - Local Egroups - Political Freedom Fighters

Pagan Shopping: Online Shops Index - Original Crafters Sites - Auction Sites - Pagan Wholesalers - Pagan Local Shops

Web Site Content (including: text - graphics - html - look & feel)
Copyright 1997-2020 The Witches' Voice Inc. All rights reserved
Note: Authors & Artists retain the copyright for their work(s) on this website.
Unauthorized reproduction without prior permission is a violation of copyright laws.

Witches, Pagans
of The World

Search Articles

 Current Topic
 Editorial Guide

NOTE: The essay on this page contains the writings and opinions of the listed author(s) and is not necessarily shared or endorsed by the Witches' Voice inc.

The Witches' Voice does not verify or attest to the historical accuracy contained in the content of this essay.

All WitchVox essays contain a valid email address, feel free to send your comments, thoughts or concerns directly to the listed author(s).