Also, it is very good to send a copy of your letter to your representative and senators (even if it doesn't get published). Preferably, send them on or around the 3rd Monday of the month.
The Madison CCL Chapter regularly announces LTE Opportunities and Successes. You may view these announcements here. You may subscribe to this annoucement list and receive these announcements via email.
Following is an excerpt from Wisconsin State Journal Article January 1, 2017 by Scott Milfred "Letters to the Editor Amplify your Voice"
We firmly believe that publishing your views in the State Journal helps lead to a better capital city and state.If you haven’t submitted a letter to the editor, please give it a try. Send 200 words to email@example.com or to Letters to the Editor, P.O. Box 8058, Madison, WI 53708. You also can type your letter into an electronic form by going to go.madison.com/letters. Please include your address and phone number for verification. We don’t have room to print everything we receive. But the more you send us, the more likely you are to be published. Letters to the editor make a difference. Local and state leaders read them. We know that because they often respond to or cite them. And appearing in the newspaper dramatically amplifies your message, reaching tens of thousands of readers in print and more online. (Full article here.)