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    ... From: Mike Rhodes To: TowerExchange@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 10:34 AM Subject: [TowerExchange] Media Democracy - the time to act
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 9, 2007
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      Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 10:34 AM
      Subject: [TowerExchange] Media Democracy - the time to act is now!

      If you want Public Access TV in Fresno, the time to act is now. The decision on whether or not the City of Fresno will accept funding from Comcast for a Public Access channel will be made in the next week or two. The Fresno City Council is the body that will make this decision and that decision will probably be made at their Tuesday, November 27 meeting. If you support Free Speech and believe the public, nonprofit organizations, and community groups should have a voice on TV, you need to contact your city council member now. Contact information for the Fresno City Council is below.

      For background information on this issue see: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/10/24/18455824.php

      The media landscape of the Fresno/Clovis area, for the next 10 or 20 years, will be determined by this decision. Your action or inaction in the next two weeks will determine whether corporate media dominates local TV or whether the public will have a voice. Tell the Fresno City Council that you support media democracy and the free exchange ideas in this community. Tell them you support the full 1% funding for Public, Education, and Government access. Let them know you understand the importance of establishing a Community Media Center in this area. Do it today!

      For more information about the Community Media Access Collaborative, the group that is working to bring these resources to Fresno, see: http://www.cmacfresno.org/

      To contact any of the Council Members, please call (559) 621-8000

      Blong Xiong
      Acting Council President
      Councilmember District 1
      FAX (559) 268-1043

      Brian Calhoun
      Council Member District 2
      FAX (559) 621-7892

      Cynthia Sterling
      Council Member District 3

      Larry Westerlund
      Council Member District 4
      FAX (559) 621-7848

      Mike Dages
      Council Member District 5
      FAX (559) 490-5395

      Jerry Duncan
      Council Member District 6
      FAX (559) 621-7896

      Henry T Perea
      Council President
      Council Member District 7
      FAX (559) 498-2541

      Andy Souza
      City Manager
      Fresno City Hall
      2600 Fresno Street
      Second Floor
      Fresno, CA
      Phone: 559-621-7770
      Fax: 559-621-7776

      Mike Rhodes
      Community Alliance newspaper
      P.O. Box 5077
      Fresno Ca 93755
      (559) 978-4502 (cell)
      (559) 226-3962 (fax)

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