Send a Message to the House Today: STOP THE FCC!

Posted by Mitchell - February 12, 2007 (entry 523)

Send a Message to the House Today: STOP THE FCC!

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Dear saveaccess supporter,

First, a big thank you for responding so quickly to our Senate/FCC campaign last month. Over a four day period, you sent more than 80,000 letters to the Senate Commerce Committee telling them to Stop the FCC!

Now the new House Commerce & Telecommunications Subcommittee meets on Thursday, Feb. 15th, also to review the FCC.

This annual Q/A of the FCC by the House Subcommittee is yet another important moment for us to respond to the December 20th FCC Ruling on Video Franchising. That FCC ruling went far deeper than the failed Congressional legislation of last year in attacking Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) Access channels and facilities. It also threatens local municipalities ability to exercise control over their 'rights of way" and provides little protection against the red-lining of entire communities. Worse of all, the FCC hearing on the matter was rife with inaccuracies and half-truths that even the phone companies backed away from. Such behavior by a Federal agency is reprehensible and we demand full accountability now!

The organizations representing cities, along with the Alliance for Community Media, have promised a lawsuit - but we need for members of the House to hear from the people and respond accordingly. Congressional intervention can stop this mess now!

Please take a moment today to send our letter to your elected representatives and key members of the House Subcommittee! We have to ensure that 'local video franchising' is on the top of the House list of problematic issues with the FCC. And though we are seriously miffed about this mess, we have a proper and polite letter you can send to your Representative and key members of the House Commerce Subcommittee

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Thank you!

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