Take Action: Defend NPR & Join the “Muppet Lobby”

Take Action:  Defend NPR & Join the “Muppet Lobby”

Well, we’re only a few weeks into the 112th Congress, and already Republicans are trying to pull the plug on public media.  They’ve announced a budget plan to ZERO out all funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the nonprofit responsible for funding public media including NPR, PBS, Pacifica and more.

Fortunately, we’re working with our friends at CREDO and a number of other allies to fight back.  And over 400,000 people have already signed our petition to Congress to fully fund NPR and defend public service media.  Wow! 

Join them: Take action, spread the word (forward this email, share on FB, tweet it, etc.), and fight back.

National public broadcasting is remarkably cost effective, providing local news and information free of charge for millions of viewers — while only receiving about .0001% of the federal budget (that’s right — less than one ten-thousandth of a percent).

Oh, and not only is the Republican leadership trying to gut funding, they are openly mocking supporters of NPR and PBS.  Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina not only vowed to pursue the cuts, he derieded supporters of PBS as the “Muppet lobby.”  

Well, we’ve got our own message for Senator DeMint:  Muppet Lobby?  You BET we are!  If we have to choose between “Big Bird” and “Big Oil,” we know where we stand.  

And you can tell him that yourself:  Take action at Left Action, sign our petition, and tell Senator DeMint, “I Stand with the Muppet Lobby!” 

And a reminder, if you want to get even more involved with Left Action, here are other steps you can take:

Thanks again.


John Hlinko and the Left Action team



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