National, State and Local Action Alerts for SLDW Activists and Friends!

 

CURRENT CALL-TO-ACTION

Tell the FCC we have a right to know who is funding Political Ads, and how much they are spending!

Dear SLDW members and friends,

Broadcasters use our public airwaves free of charge, yet little information about their programming is made openly available to the public. This must change!  The FCC is considering changing the way broadcasters report basic information about the political ads they broadcast and who pays for it all.  In the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which lifted restrictions on corporate political spending, it is critical that the public have access to information about who is funding political ads, and how much they are spending.


The FCC already requires broadcasters to keep information about political advertising in "public inspection files," but these files are difficult for the public to access.  The FCC has recently proposed requiring broadcasters to make this financial information available online, where the data can be easily accessed by anyone. This is a very important step towards increased transparency in political advertising. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and other groups of broadcasters are trying to prevent this change in requirement.

Please TAKE ACTION today and tell the FCC that we have the right to know:

http://act2.freepress.net/letter/political_ads/?source=confirmation

Sincerely,

SLDW Legislative Committee
Susan Glantz, Chair


 
 
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