FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Please Take Five Minutes to Save Public Broadcasting
Friday, March 11th, 2011
Despite the events surrounding NPR this week, our challenge
remains the same: protecting federal funding for local
public broadcasting stations.
Federal funding supports 1,300 local public radio and television
stations, 21,000 local jobs and the 170 million Americans
who rely on public media each month.
The House and Senate must take action to avoid a government
shutdown before the current Continuing Resolution (CR)
expires on March 18th. House and Senate negotiators are
currently debating the next steps in keeping the government
funded and the next 48 hours are a critical time for us to
change the debate in Washington. Please act now!
Please take five minutes to remind your representatives how important local public radio and television stations are to hundreds of thousands of their constituents. We need to make sure our positive message is heard: that
public broadcasting is vital to hundreds of millions of Americans – a public service that is too important to eliminate.
Please call your representatives in Washington and ask them again to support public broadcasting:
For further information contact Chet Tomczyk, WTVP President & CEO (309) 677-4747 email@example.com
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