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Campaign to Combat Congressional Efforts to Cut Federal Funding for Public Broadcasting


Wednesday, February 9th, 2011


Congress will take a critical vote in the next few days to eliminate all federal support for local public television and radio stations.

Federal funding provides an important share of WTVP funding. It helps us to deliver educational and commercial-free programming that expands childrenís minds, documentaries that open up new worlds to you, trusted news programs that keep you informed, and exposes you to the worlds of music, theater, dance and art as an adult.

Some say that there is no longer a need for federal support for public broadcasting. Others believe itís one of the worthiest places to invest federal dollars. More importantly, though, is what you think.

We hope you will call your Members of Congress and tell them what you think of public broadcasting and the proposed cuts. Congress could take action on these cuts in the next few days, so please act now.

You can also show your support by visiting www.170millionamericans.org and sign up and receive updates. Because the future of WTVP and public broadcasting is at stake, it is important that your elected representatives hear directly from you about whether or not funding for public broadcasting should be continued.

U.S. Senators

Dick Durbin
(D) Illinois


(202) 224-2152


Mark Kirk
(R) Illinois


(202) 224-2854




Members of Congress

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Rodney Davis
(R) 13th District


(202) 225-2371


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Adam Kinzinger
(R) 16th District


(202) 225-3635


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Cheri Bustos
(D) 17th District


(202) 225-5905


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Aaron Schock
(R) 18th District


(202) 225-6201


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If you prefer to send emails to your representatives, click here.





For further information contact Chet Tomczyk, WTVP President & CEO (309) 677-4747 chet.tomczyk@wtvp.org



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