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Media Alert: Don’t Let Congress and Broadcasters Keep You in the Dark about Political Ads

June 6, 2012

This Media Alert is from Free Press.

A House Appropriations Subcommittee just voted on a measure to decrease transparency for political ads aired on local television stations.

If signed into law, this bill would deny the public better access to information about the wealthy corporations and individuals that are inundating our airwaves with misleading political ads in 2012.

The FCC decision was a milestone in the fight for better democracy. Yet as with any hard-won reform in the age of big-money politics, this change in being attacked by unscrupulous members of Congress, who put the interests of corporate lobbyists before those of everyday Americans.

Please sign this letter to your members of Congress and demand that they serve the public first.

In this post-Citizens United era, we can’t let broadcasters hide their political profits.

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