Ohio’s Next to the Gallows! Please Help Now!

Dear Friend of PEG,

Time is short and we are at a critical juncture in supporting PEG interests in Ohio. Senator Jacobson has introduced a substitute bill that will go before the committee tomorrow (Tuesday the 8th) that does not go far enough in supporting PEG in Ohio.

Among the problems with the bill.

  • PEG funding is only grandfathered until your franchise ends or January 1, 2012, whichever COMES FIRST!
  • While the number of PEG channels is grandfathered, only 3 remain on the basic tier if you are a community larger than 50,000, and only 2 if your population is less than 50,000. The rest get pushed onto the upper tiers.
  • New PEG channels, if you can qualify for them, go up on the digital tiers.
  • No funding for new PEGs!

That’s just a few of the problems with this bill, but they are key ones related to PEG.

We need you to take action now!

We need you to e-mail the members of the E&PU committee and say the following.

Dear Senator,

The language in the substitute bill for SB 117, while a step in the right direction, does not go far enough in supporting PEG Access.

I ask that you amend SB 117 with the language provided by Local Voice Ohio.

Local Voice Ohio speaks for me on SB 117.

Sincerely,

Your name

Your address

Send that to the following:

The Honorable Senator Robert Schuler: SD07@mailr.sen.state.oh.us

The Honorable Senator Steven Buehrer: SD01@mailr.sen.state.oh.us
The Honorable Senator Kevin Coughlin: kcoughli@mailr.sen.state.oh.us

The Honorable Senator Jeff Jacobson: jjacobso@mailr.sen.state.oh.us

The Honorable Senator Tom Niehaus: sd14@mailr.sen.state.oh.us

The Honorable Senator Robert F. Spada: rspada@mailr.sen.state.oh.us

The Honorable Senator Ray Miller: rmiller@maild.sen.state.oh.us

The Honorable Senator Lance T. Mason: senatormason@maild.sen.state.oh.us

The Honorable Senator Jason H. Wilson: senatorwilson@maild.sen.state.oh.us

Send it now, Now, NOW!!!

We must indeed all hang together, or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.”

–Benjamin Franklin-

Tom Bishop
Executive Director
Media Bridges Cincinnati
1100 Race Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513-651-4171
513-651-1106 Fax
tom@mediabridges.org
http://www.mediabridges.org

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