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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Free Speech/Media Conglomerate Fix Action Alert for Wisconsin

Senator Herb Kohl really needs to hear from local independent media and community voices in Wisconsin TODAY! If you choose to call Senator Feingold's office also, please thank him for his commitments to free speech and let him know you support this legislation.

Please contact him before the vote this evening and tell him you strongly support SJ28 on Media Cross Ownership limits. More info is below and in the link in the press release.

Please call his office asap at 202-224-5653 ask for Paul Bock, his Chief of Staff, or Chad Mitzler his and let Senator Kohl know you want him to support SJ28 to restore reasonable limits because they encourage diversity of voices in media options and access to free speech in America.

Please also forward to anyone you see missing from this list and discuss this in your forums so that all who may have an interest in acting on this issue can do so immediately!

Wisconsinites can make a difference! Make your call now and let me know about it at rcrwfd@gmail.com.

Thanks! Renee

ACLU Urges Restoration of Reasonable Limits on Media Cross-Ownership

For Immediate Release: May 15, 2005
Contact: Linda Paris or Liz Rose (202) 675-2312 or media@dcaclu.org

WASHINGTON, DC -- The ACLU urges members of Congress to support a resolution (S.J. Res 28), reversing the FCC’s Broadcast Cross-Ownership Rule.

The following can be attributed to Caroline Fredrickson, director of the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office:

“The new rules create enough loopholes for the merger of just about any broadcast station with any newspaper in any market. The consequences of greater media consolidation are no small matter. The concentration of TV, radio and newspaper ownership means fewer and less diverse opinions over the public airwaves. As a result, citizens depend on more and more homogeneous news and information.

“Our democracy requires the participation of an informed citizenry. Journalism that fails to speak truth to corporate and government power hurts our ability to make sound choices as consumers and voters.

“Under the pre-December FCC rules, media companies had been already consolidated to the point that threatened our marketplace and public debate. Six major companies control most of the media in the country, including the most popular sites on the Internet. Three titans, Comcast, AOL and Time Warner, own 40 percent of households with cable and a single company owns 1200 radio stations.

“With passage of Senator Dorgan’s resolution, Congress will direct the FCC to prevent further consolidation. The Murdochs of the industry argue that further consolidation will offer Americans more media outlets over the Internet, TV, radio and print. But it is still a handful of corporations controlling everything we read, watch, listen to. We urge Congress to take the lead in returning the limits on media cross-ownership to their pre-December rules.”

Link to the ACLU’s letter urging passage of the joint resolution on broadcast ownership: http://www.aclu.org/freespeech/gen/34734leg20080401.html

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Elizabeth Rose
Deputy Director Legislative Communications
ACLU Washington Legislative Office
(202) 675-2303 direct
(202) 527-0040 mobile (Note NEW number)
(202) 675-2312 press line

Also go here for more info!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Date: May 21, 2008


AMENDMENT XIV: Section 1 states “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

I have been deprive of a way of life, by being forced to close two of my entities, due State Officials harassment lack of professionalism, lack of respect and no communication.

Liberty means: freedom; going beyond normal limits. Having three different entities with in one year is going beyond normal limits. State Officials have denied me of the privilege as well.

Property means: some thing owned; I will never be able to own another childcare center in the State of Wisconsin or an adult family home, due to State Officials harassment. The Department of Bureau Regulation and Licensing (BRL). BRL sent me a e-mail with them having a conversation plotting against me and making jokes about the entities that I have with the Department of Quality and Assurance (DQA). DQA sent us a notice of violation we responded back it has been over a month and we still have not heard from a DQA in regards to their notice of violation. Why haven’t we heard back from them because we were never in any violation? The rule requires that each party respond back with in 30days. I know we responded back. BRL renewed my license for childcare with out making a visit to the facility they renewed them through the mail. Is that a new rule?
BRL have accused me of so many things that have been unfounded. HARRASMENT: Because of these unethical actions shown by State Officials they have Abridge my privileges my income has lessen to the point of no income, now my home is in foreclosure, my van has been Repo.

My Non-profit Transportation company was denied grant funding. State Officials sent us a letter stating it is “FELT” that if they fund us it would be a conflict of interest. Is FELT a law, regulation, or rule? I was the only minority business woman sitting at the
“ROUND TABE” is that the real conflict of interest? State Officials have deprived us without due process of the law, depriving us from property, liberty and a way of life.

Who does the constitution protects? Who govern the laws to make sure that they are in the best interest of the people? Call Ms. Hooks at 414 444 4633 our voices will be heard.

Ms. Hooks