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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:


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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