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open letter

A letter addressed to a specific, usually prominent person and published for anyone to read. It is often done as an act of protest. If you're so unhappy with our mayor, why don't you write an open letter?
See also: letter, open

an ˌopen ˈletter

a letter containing a protest, piece of advice, etc. to a well-known person, which is published in a newspaper: In an open letter to the Prime Minister, six well-known authors attacked the government’s policy on the arts.
See also: letter, open
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Barba" The actress and her husband, Scott Mitchell, have called on people to sign the open letter to urge Mr Johnson to take action.
The open letter is at alzheimers.org.uk/fixdementiacareletter Ian Hudspeth, chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, said: "Councils are committed to improving the lives and wellbeing of people with dementia.
Earlier this week (20 August 2019) TranspariMED, along with eleven patient and integrity groups, published an open letter to the Chair of the Science and Technology Committee, Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, regarding clinical trials.
The open letter reads: "It is the poorest people, both here in Wales and globally, that are least responsible and yet most affected by climate change.
On July 23, 49 celebrities wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Modi demanding that "exemplary punishment" should be meted out "swiftly and surely" in lynching cases.
Nigeria's former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned President Muhammadu Buhari in an open letter on the potential danger of current problems facing the country.
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has warned that a dark cloud is hovering over Nigeria which may explode in no time if the warnings of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in his Monday's Open Letter to President Muhammadu Buhari are not heeded.
An international coalition of civic society organizations, security and policy experts and tech firms, including Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), Microsoft (MSFT) and Facebook's (FB) WhatsApp, has written an open letter criticizing a surveillance proposal made by UK's intelligence agency, TechCrunch's Natasha Lomas reports, citing the letter.
In an open letter sent to the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, MPs and the Supreme Judicial Council, the coalition stresses the need to make the provisions of the Constitution effective, calling on the authorities to put an end to any attempt to violate personal rights and freedoms during the month of Ramadan.
The biometric verification system has been mad operational in the capital to avoid frauds and usage of vehicles on open letter, besides discouraging the tout mafia, he added.
Addressing a ceremony at Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), Asad Umar said that the government would present the minibudget amid at boosting investment and ease business activities in the country.He said that the government would bring reforms to facilitate the business community and would address their difficulties particularly in tax regime.On Jan 7, Excise and Taxation department of Sindh decided to launch a drive against the tax defaulters and the vehicles being run over open letter in the province.This was decided in a meeting chaired by Excise and Taxation Minister of Sindh Mukesh Kumar Chawla.'During the drive action will be taken against the tax defaulters and vehicles freely running on open letter across the province, ' the minister said.
Four Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) heavyweights, Presidential Office advisor Wu Li-pei, former Presidential Office adviser Peng Ming-min, former Academia Sinica president Lee Yuan-tseh, and Reverend Kao Chun-ming wrote an open letter to President Tsai Ing-wen on Jan.
MORE than 60 Welsh MPs, AMs and other pro-EU campaign leaders have today published an open letter to First Minister Mark Drakeford, urging him to press the UK Government and the Labour leadership to back a new referendum.
Not wanting to be left out of the social media response to Mujahid's poetic open letter to Nurul Izzah Anwar, Khairy today 'dedicated' a similar open letter to Dr Mahathir using a similar prose.
KARACHI -- Sindh Excise and Taxation Department has taken serious notice of the news that certain number of the vehicles are being plied on the roads with open letter and in this regard, a special drive against vehicles plying with open letter is going to be launched in collaboration with Sindh police.
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