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Tell Congress: Support Local News

Supported by: PEN America, the National Hispanic Media Coalition, Free Press, Society of Professional Journalists, Society of Professional Journalists Los Angeles, LION Publishers, Colorado Media Project, Native American Journalists Association, Common Cause, and the Alliance for Community Media


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Dear [Decision Maker],

As your constituent, I am writing to urge you to co-sponsor the Future of Local News Act, a proposal introduced in Congress to establish a bi-partisan federal advisory committee to propose solutions to the decimation of local journalism across the country. Sponsored by Senators Brian Schatz (HI), Amy Klobuchar (MN), and Michael Bennet (CO) and Representatives Marc Veasey (D-TX) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) this legislation would provide a mechanism for critical bipartisan consensus building as Congress considers various proposals for revitalizing our nation's essential local journalism industry.

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