Stop Media Consolidation!
Just received this e-mail today from Free Press. Read on and participate!
Dear Media Reformer,
Only 24 hours to stop Big Media from getting even Bigger!
In less than 24 hours, the Federal Communications Commission plans to vote through rules that will let the largest media companies swallow up more local newspapers and TV stations.
If you care about the dismal state of the media, we need you to stop what you’re doing and lend a hand
We need to get at least 100 calls to every U.S. senator before 5:00 p.m. today asking them to pressure the FCC to delay tomorrow’s vote. The Media Ownership Act of 2007 (S. 2332) is waiting for a vote on the Senate floor. Your call will make a real difference.
We have 24 hours to Stop Big Media. Call your Senators today.
Calling your senators is really easy and extremely effective in showing support for legislation. Here’s what to say:
“I am calling to urge the Senator to support the Media Ownership Act of 2007 (S. 2332). This important legislation will stop the FCC’s plan to further consolidate media across America. The FCC’s plan will drown out the few remaining independent voices and create less local reporting and quality journalism. Thank you.”
Letting media kingpins buy more newspapers and television stations will make our dismal media worse. 99% of Americans — liberal and conservative — are saying they don’t want it to happen.
Just last week, senators from both parties berated FCC Chairman Kevin Martin about his big giveaway to Big Media. He didn’t flinch. He is ignoring you and Congress, but together we can stop them.
We need 10,000 calls today. Urge your friends and neighbors to make the phones on Capitol Hill ring off the hook.
Please make a call now. Stand up for local media, diverse perspectives, and quality journalism. Raise your voice.
P.S. Check out today’s New York Times editorial about tomorrow’s vote at the FCC.