This week brought the news that once again, President Bush has proposed deep budget cuts for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which supports public stations across the country. In previous years, Congress has heard overwhelmingly from their constituents and restored this funding; can we count on you to chime in again this year and save public broadcasting?
If this seems to you like dejá vu all over again, you're not alone. This is the eighth straight year that Bush has tried to de-fund public broadcasting, but this year the proposed cuts are the deepest ever. Even Patricia Harrison, a former co-chairwoman of the Republican National Committee who now serves as the President of CPB, has called these cuts "draconian."
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More and more, the free press that is so essential to our democracy is controlled by a shrinking number of mega-corporations. Never has it been more essential to have a publicly funded, noncommercial media outlet that provides thoughtful rather than partisan news and won't waste our time covering Britney Spears and the baseball steroids scandal.
While the executives of other big telecom companies donate to conservative politicians who keep trying to shut down public broadcasting, CREDO Mobile is on the front lines of supporting PBS in the budget battles year after year.
What's more, when you join CREDO Mobile, 1% of your phone bill will go to support progressive nonprofit groups, including those working for a fair and independent media. Like Alternet. Like Media Matters for America. Like the Center for Independent Media. And other great groups.
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CREDO Mobile has competitive rates, nationwide all-digital coverage, and excellent customer service. We'll even reimburse you for breaking your contract with your current carrier (up to $200), and you'll keep your phone number when you switch. So why not switch over today?
Thank you for working to build a better world.
Will Easton, Activism Manager
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