We’ve got another hurdle to clear.
Just last week we asked you to contact your Senators and urge them to oppose Senator Jim DeMint’s (R-SC) efforts to eliminate funding for public broadcasting. And you and your fellow advocates responded in volumes – sending over 12,000 emails and placing countless calls to Senators, while tweeting and Facebooking hundreds of messages pledging support of public broadcasting. And we thank you for using your voice to help protect public broadcasting.
Unfortunately, a new threat to public broadcasting has surfaced. Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-CO) is circulating a letter in the House of Representatives asking that the federal government eliminate funding for public broadcasting. To make matters worse, Congressman Lamborn has introduced legislation, H.R. 68, to cut all funding for public broadcasting.
Today, we ask you to make your voice heard in the House of Representatives as you and your fellow advocates did last week in the Senate –sending thousands of emails, placing numerous calls, tweeting and Facebooking your support of public broadcasting.
Call, email, tweet or Facebook your Representative in the House of Representatives today and ask them to SUPPORT PUBLIC BROADCASTING and urge them NOT TO SIGN CONGRESSMAN LAMBORN’S LETTER and NOT TO COSPONSOR H.R. 68, both of which would eliminate funding for public broadcasting.
- Please call Rep. Martin Heinrich at (202) 225-6316 TODAY and tell them to support public broadcasting, and oppose Congressman Lamborn’s letter and legislation (HR 68).
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- Tweet: @Your Member of Congress I urge you to support public broadcasting: I do. http://170MillionAmericans.org #standupforpublicbroadcasting
- Facebook: Congressman Doug Lamborn from Colorado is pushing a letter and legislation to eliminate funding for public broadcasting. This would cut unparalleled in-depth news, educational shows for all ages, and local programming. These are programs that are important to us all. More than 170 Million Americans access public media every month! Protect your local station: Join us at 170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting and call your Representative today and ask them to support public broadcasting!
Please call your Representative today and ask them to support public broadcasting and urge them NOT to sign Congressman Lamborn’s Letter and NOT to co-sponsor H.R. 68.
Your voice is critical to the future of public broadcasting. Please help safeguard continued federal funding for your local public broadcasting station.