Thursday, February 10, 2011
Congress will vote in the next few days to eliminate all federal support for local public broadcasting; what's your position?
"Federal funds provide a significant portion of LPB’s budget. It makes it possible for Louisiana children to see educational programs; for adults to stay informed with trusted news programs; and for everyone to enjoy the finest in music, theater, and art.
Some say that there is no longer a need for federal support for public broadcasting. Others believe it’s one of the best ways to invest federal dollars. Most importantly, though, is what you think.
We hope that you will contact your Member of Congress – their numbers are listed here – and tell them what you think of public broadcasting and the proposed cuts. Congress will vote on these cuts in the next few days, so please act now."
Eds note: I called the 3 legislators listed below to leave messages of my support for public broadcasting. Took me about 4 mins. I hope you will do the same.
Mary Landrieu - (202) 224-5824
David Vitter - (202) 224-4623
John C. Fleming - (318) 798-2254