Protect CMAP and Community Media Nationwide!
2011 Community Access Preservation Act
CAP Act Introduced In Congress
The Community Access Preservation Act (CAP Act) of 2011, H.R. 1746, was introduced in Congress on May 5th, 2011, by Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congressman Steven La Tourette (R-OH).
Passage of the CAP Act will ensure continued operational funding for CMAP and community media centers in states all across the nation!
The CAP Act:
- Removes the distinction between "capital" and "operating" in PEG* support fees.
- Ensures local governments can secure funding for PEG channels in exchange for cable operators' use of public rights-of-way and makes sure local government can have PEG channels.
- Requires cable operators transmit the PEG channels without charge to the local government.
- Requires the FCC to undertake a study of PEG.
* PEG = Public, Educational, and Government
Call Your Representative
Now the goal is to get a lot more Democratic and Republican co-sponsors for the bill.
Please call your Congressional offices and ask them to support the Community Access Preservation Act.
You can use these talking points, a press release and more information from the Alliance for Community Media, our national advocate fighting to protect community media!
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