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Here’s a good example of an ACM member using their studios to deepen the relationship with elected leaders.

The folks at Bedford Community TV in New Hampshire just interviewed US Senator Jeanne Shaheen about priorities in their state – the channels in NH play a vital role for communication and the Senator regularly makes use of them to reach constituents. You can see the interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQSNNmG8th8&t=359s

While Bedford had the Senator in their studios, Executive Director Bill Jennings talked with her and her staff about the problems the FCC is presenting our channels with their proposed rule-making on cable franchising and asked for her support.

That personal connection is vital in putting forward the message that PEG community media makes a difference and needs protection.

So as Congress goes on break in the coming few weeks, I’d like to invite you to interview Senators and Representatives AND tell the story of why the service to your community is so important.

Great work, Bedford Community TV!

US Senator Jeanne Shaheen Letter to the FCC Chair

Mike Wassenaar
President & CEO
The Alliance for Community Media