Ask Your Lawmakers to Go on Record Supporting Public Media


Urge your lawmakers to go on record with their support for annual federal funding for public media. Send an email request now.

In response to public media supporters’ recent calls for increased funding, Members of Congress are asking their colleagues to sign letters endorsing federal funding for public media.

The letters will be delivered to the Appropriations subcommittees responsible for determining the amount of funding public media stations will receive. The subcommittees use these letters to measure support for public media and draft their annual appropriations bills.

Collecting a significant number of congressional signatures will:

  • Show the subcommittees that Congress, like most Americans, broadly supports federal funding for public media.
  • Persuade the subcommittees to propose healthy investments for local public radio and television stations in the draft Fiscal Year 2024 funding bills.

Instructions for sending your messages:

To send emails to your Members of Congress, fill out your information to the right and select ‘Email Your Lawmaker.’ After your lawmakers populate in the blue bar, scroll down, and select ‘Send Your Emails.’ All fields included on the form, including the mobile number, are required by congressional offices. For the mobile number field, please do not use dashes or hyphens.


More Ways To Take Action