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Good News from Congress, Thanks to You!

Written by Kathleen Pavelko, President and CEO | Apr 12, 2011 9:14 PM

Eight weeks ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that eliminated all federal funding for public broadcasting. Today, Congress is on the verge of approving a compromise bill that preserves federal funding critical to witf. Funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting went from being completely eliminated to experiencing just a 0.2 percent cut.

Who changed the mind of Congress? You did.

Thanks to you, members of Congress realized how essential public broadcasting is to our communities and to their constituents. You spoke up and Congress listened – and for that, we say thank you!

But our work is not done. Public broadcasting funding will again be a target when debate on the FY12 budget begins later this week and we will need you to act again to protect your programs and services at witf. On behalf of witf’s listeners, viewers, readers and leaders – thank you again – 170 million times!

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