By now, I'm sure you're aware of Sinclair Broadcast Group's plan to use their privileged access to the public airwaves to sway the election to fit their agenda.
Free Press has put together a comprehensive action site for those who want to fight back: http://www.sinclairwatch.org/act . It is presently a featured link at Common Dreams and Alternet, and MoveOn is sending their membership to it. We thought your readers may be interested as well.
The site directs users by zip code to effective actions they can take:
- Those who live near a Sinclair station whose license is up for renewal are given tools to challenge it. Others are directed to apply pressure to local affiliates or to Sinclair's national headquarters;
- It gives users the ability to send direct comments to the public record at the FCC, crucial for giving those who are fighting media consolidation at the FCC (like Commissioners Copps and Adelstein) the ammunition they need;
- It also features comprehensive links to other groups that are taking action, including local advertiser databases.
Together, we can beat Sinclair. We hope you'll consider providing a link to http://www.sinclairwatch.org/act for your users if you have a website. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Thanks for all your efforts. Keep up the fight,