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40% cut: Public Broadcasting
 
The House Appropriations Committee voted recently on CPB cuts. The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education voted to eliminate more than forty percent of funding for public broadcasting.

Specifically, the Committee rescinded the already appropriated FY 2006
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) funds by $100 million (25%)
and voted to end advanced funding for CPB. It also eliminated funding for public broadcasting's digital transition; and eliminated funds for the
renewal of public television's satellite interconnection system.

Join KGNU in the fight to save public radio and television. Call your Members of Congress TODAY and ask them to restore level funding for public broadcasting.

Further information can be found at moveon.org and other internet sites.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING KGNU

Sen. Wayne Allard 202 224 5941
Sen. Ken Salazar 202 224 5852
Rep. Marilyn Musgrave 202 225 4676
Rep. Diana Degette 303 844 4988, 202 225 4431
Rep. Mark Udall 202 225 2161
Rep. Bob Beauprez 303 940 9821

Contact Senators and Representatives to let them know how important CPB and PTFP funding is to KGNU. MoveOn.org, Common Cause, Free Press and others are collecting signatures on petitions.

Here is a draft of a letter that you can fax or email to your
Representatives:

Dear Congressman ______________:


I am writing to share my deep concern with actions by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education to eliminate more than forty percent of funding for public broadcasting. Specifically, the Committee rescinded the already appropriated FY 2006 Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) funds by $100 million (25%) and to end advanced funding for CPB. It also eliminated funding for public broadcasting's digital transition; eliminated funds for the renewal of public television's satellite interconnection system. We urge advance funding for FY 2008 of $400 million (level funding) be included in the CPB funding bill and that there be no rescission of FY 2006 CPB funds.



These cuts are drastic and they will severely impact public radio's operations in (name of city/state).



I urge you to contact Congressman Ralph Regula, the Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee, to protest these drastic funding cuts. Without full restoration of funds to CPB, including funds for the digital transition and public television's satellite interconnection system, there will be dramatic reduction in my community radio station's ability to serve our listeners and your constituents.



Sincerely,



(You can add specific stories about things you are doing. Email or fax
this letter to your Representative)



Dear Senator __________________:



I am writing to share my deep concern with actions by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education to eliminate more than forty percent of funding for public broadcasting. Specifically, the House Committee rescinded the already appropriated FY 2006 Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) funds by $100 million (25%) and to end advanced funding for CPB. It also eliminated funding for public broadcasting's digital transition; eliminated funds for the renewal of public television's satellite interconnection system. We urge advance funding for FY 2008 of $400 million (level funding) be included in the CPB funding bill and that there be no rescission of FY 2006 CPB funds.



These cuts are drastic and they will severely impact public radio's operations in (name of city/state).



In light of this unwarranted reduction of funds by the House Appropriations Subcommittee, I urge you to support full funding for public broadcasting. Specifically, I ask that you contact your colleagues on the Senate Appropriations Committee and ask them to provide for a two-year advance appropriation for CPB of at least $400 million and to provide $40 million in funding for public broadcasting's digital transition. Without full restoration of funds to CPB, including funds for the digital transition and public television's satellite interconnection system, there will be dramatic reduction in my community radio station's ability to serve our listeners and your constituents.



Sincerely,





 

 

Created:06/22/05, Modified:06/22/05, expires:06/22/05, priority:9