Earlier this month, we asked you to call your member of Congress about a dangerous bill that would severely cut funding for public broadcasting to be voted on by the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Appropriations Subcommittee. And we thank you for speaking up for public broadcasting. Unfortunately, this bill passed out of subcommittee on Tuesday, July 18, by an 8-6 vote.
This is a serious blow to public radio and television stations across the country and the 170 million Americans who rely on us every month.
But this is just the beginning.
We faced this fight last year, and thanks to you, we restored funding for public broadcasting. We can do it again this year, but we will need your help.
The bill now heads to the full House Appropriations Committee, which could meet as early as next week. In the lead up to the vote, we will need your help again, in asking your members of Congress to support local public television and radio stations across this country.
What can you do today?
Please ask your friends, family and neighbors to join the campaign to save federal funding for public broadcasting. They can sign up at 170MillionAmericans.org and ‘like’ us on Facebook. This is going to be a fight that lasts all year long and we will need as many supporters as possible to prevail in the end.
THANK YOU for all that you are doing!