Urge Your Representative to Oppose a Bill that Defunds Public Media


In September, the House Appropriations Committee could consider legislation that defunds public media. Without federal funding, your local public media stations would be forced to cut programs and services or go off-air. Act now to save your local public media stations. Urge your Representative to oppose the bill.

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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 to Protect Public Media

In September, the House Appropriations Committee could consider a spending bill that would eliminate federal funding for public media.

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Ask your friends and family to protect federal funding for public media.

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Explore the federal programs that enable your local public media stations to bring you quality programming and services.

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