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Weekly News From the President: Upcoming Public Policy Calls

Public Policy Calls Coming Up This Week
We are expanding the opportunities for you and other ACM members to gather for ACM Public Policy briefings. We want to make sure that as many people as possible get updates and can discuss what’s happening with public policy on the national level.

Calls are taking place on the LAST TUESDAY and FIRST THURSDAY at 4pm ET.  As an example, this week they are taking place Tuesday 1/31 and Thursday 2/2 at 4pm ET.

Each call will have the same agenda, so do not feel that you have to make every one! This is mostly to make the briefing discussions available to more people.

If you need the call coordinates, please let me know via email at

Thanks for Filing with the FCC
I want to thank the organizations that have filed letters with the FCC about our petition to eliminate the requirement for PEG producers to register and certify their closed captioning status.

Let me know if you want sample language to send a letter on the matter to the Commission. The deadline for comments is February 8.

Community Media Day 2017
It’s not too early to start planning for this year’s Community Media Day, Friday October 20th. It will be the second year we are asking community media organizations around the country to plan activities to celebrate the work that happens every day in your communities.   

If you want to become a partner in this year’s events, go to their website and sign up.

Join us on Wednesday, February 15 at 3pm ET as we talk about what you can do to celebrate Community Media Day! The conference number to call in will be 202-768-7275.

Topic Ideas for ACM Conference!
We are still looking for topic and speaker ideas for this year’s national Annual Conference in Minneapolis. You can even propose something you’d like to speak on! Send them to me by end of business day on Wednesday, February 1.   

Thank you!
Mike Wassenaar
President & CEO