Learn About Federal Funding for Public Media


Understand how the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Interconnection and Ready To Learn make public media possible.

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Ways To Take Action

Federal funding ensures that your local public radio and TV stations can continue to give you access to essential educational, local, and cultural programming; trustworthy, in-depth news; and emergency and community-based services. Here are three things you can do today to keep public media strong.

Call Your Lawmakers

Urge your lawmakers to oppose the President’s budget proposal to eliminate federal funding for public media.

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Email Your Lawmakers

Request that your lawmakers support Fiscal Year 2020 public media funding.

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Sign The Petition

Ask the Administration to reconsider its position on federal funding for public media.

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