Policy

Weekly News from the President- Alliance Members Step Up

Our members stepped up to the plate this past week. The House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington DC had issued a call for input on its White Paper on Video Regulation this past month. By the deadline this past Friday, ACM members had sent over 180 letters describing the value of services they provide in local communities across a wide swath of the country.

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Make your Voice Heard in Congress

ACM is asking all Public, Educational and Government Access channels and organizations to help inform Congress on the need for our services as they contemplate video reform. Send a letter via email to the House Energy & Commerce Committee outlining the importance of PEG in your community by Thursday January 23, 2015.

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Alliance for Community Media Names Mike Wassenaar as President

The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) and the Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media (FACM) today announced Mr. Mike Wassenaar as the first President of both organizations, according to Ms. Keri Stokstad, Chair of the organizations’ Board of Directors.

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Press Release: AT&T and DirecTV Merger

Minneapolis (September 16, 2014) – The Alliance for Community Media, the Alliance for Communications Democracy and Common Cause today asked the Federal Communications Commission to block the deal for AT&T to acquire DirecTV.

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AT&T and DirecTV Merger- Comments Deadline of Sept. 16

ACM is encouraging all community media organizations to file comments in the AT&T DirecTV merger proceeding. The deadline for initial comments is September 16 at MIDNIGHT ET.

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Proposed Comments and Merger Conditions

View the comments and merger conditions proposed by the Alliance for Community Media and the Alliance for Communications Democracy

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Comment Period for FCC MB Docket No. 14-57, regarding the proposed Comcast-Time Warner merger, is now open

Comment Period for FCC MB Docket No. 14-57, regarding the proposed Comcast-Time Warner merger, is now open. Reply comments are due by 7:00 PM Eastern, August 25, 2014.

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Preparing for the Comcast-TWC merger comments deadline- Webinar Today! August 12th at 3:30pm (ET)

The Alliance is asking all PEG Access community media organizations affected by the Comcast Time Warner Charter merger and divestiture transactions to state your concerns to the FCC by August 25 at 7pm ET. We have prepared a template for filing comments in the proceeding and instructions for how to file, and are holding a webinar on how to file TODAY (Tuesday, August 12 at 3:30pm ET).

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Alliance for Community Media Hires Mike Wassenaar as New Public Policy Advocate

Mike Wassenaar of Silver Spring, Maryland has been chosen as the Public Policy Advocate for the Alliance for Community Media (ACM).

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ACM Supporting Arts Education

The ACM Board voted unanimously to join the more than 50 signatories to an Arts Education position paper that argues for the importance of arts education in “preparing students for school, work and life”, as well as closing the achievement gap.

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