Latest News

FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps to Deliver Keynote at Alliance for Community Media Public Policy Training

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Nancy Lu
703-556-7175
nlu@allcommunitymedia.org

FCC COMMISSIONER MICHAEL J. COPPS TO DELIVER KEYNOTE AT ALLIANCE FOR COMMUNITY MEDIA PUBLIC POLICY TRAINING
ACM Advocates for CAP Act  October 11 and 12

(McLean, VA, September 22, 2011) – The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) is pleased to announce that FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps will provide the keynote address at ACM’s public policy training event on October 11.  ACM members will meet with members of Congress and the FCC on October 12 to explain the importance of the Community Access Preservation  Act (“CAP Act”) to local communities, including schools, government, workforce development offices, chambers of commerce, religious institutions, and first responders.

Michael J. Copps joined the Federal Communications Commission in May 2001, and was sworn in for his second term in December 2005.  Copps served until January 2001 as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Development at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he was previously Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Basic Industries. Copps came to Washington in 1970, joining the staff of Senator Ernest Hollings (D-SC) and serving for over a dozen years as Chief of Staff. He has also held positions at a Fortune 500 company and at a major trade association. Before coming to Washington, Copps was a professor of U.S. History at Loyola University of the South. Copps received a B.A. from Wofford College and earned a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“We are delighted that Commissioner Copps will share his insights with community media members and supporters at our public policy training,” said Sylvia Strobel, ACM Executive Director.  “This is an exciting opportunity for ACM members to receive valuable insights into national telecommunications policy and its application to the CAP Act and community media.”

For more information on “Capitol Hill Fly In” public policy training and Capital Hill and FCC visits, visit the ACM website.

About the Alliance for Community Media: Founded in 1979, the Alliance for Community Media is a national, non-profit membership organization committed to ensuring access to electronic media for all people.  The Alliance for Community Media carries forth its mission by educating, advocating and acting as a resource for the more than 3,000 Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) cable channels nationwide. For more information, visit ACM’s new website at www.allcommunitymedia.org.

# # #