[tabi] please consider helping public radio and TV here in Florida

  • From: "Allison and Chip Orange" <acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 19:26:20 -0400


From: Anna Eskamani [mailto:moveon-help@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 12:19 PM
Subject: Rick Scott vs. Big Bird

Below is an email from Anna Eskamani, a MoveOn member in Florida who created
a petition at SignOn.org that is getting a lot of attention and may be of
interest to people in your area. If you have concerns or feedback about this
petition, click here
<http://civic.moveon.org/signon_feedback/?id=28051-3070722-4YRwU1x&t=1> .


Dear Florida MoveOn member,

On May 26, 2011, Florida Governor Rick Scott vetoed the state's nearly $4.8
million appropriation for public broadcasting-completely eliminating state
funding for public radio and TV.

State funding for public broadcasting had already been reduced by 30% from
last year. With these cuts, 13 public radio stations and 13 television
stations will lose public funds. This is a tiny portion of Florida's overall
budget, but a crippling loss for these public radio and TV stations.

Public broadcasting is a form of objective media that is inclusive and
accessible to everyone. It keeps our communities both connected and
informed. That's why I created a petition urging the Florida State House and
Senate to override Gov. Scott's line-item veto of state funding for public
radio and TV. The petition says:

"We, the undersigned, urge the Florida legislature to override Governor Rick
Scott's line-item veto of state funding for public broadcasting. Public
broadcasting is a source of objective and educational media that our
community needs."

Will you sign the petition? Click here to add your name, and then pass it
along to your friends:



-Anna Eskamani

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