Public media funding in jeopardy

There are several bills pending in Congress that would eliminate all federal funding for public broadcasting. Debate and a vote in the House of Representatives are likely to occur next week.

KLRU and stations all across the country rely on this funding to ensure that public media will continue to enhance the quality of life of our local communities through its offerings of children’s programming, news and public affairs, local cultural programming, non-commercial educational programs.

We hope you will call your Members of Congress – their contact info is listed below – and tell them what you think of public broadcasting and the proposed cuts. It is important that your elected representatives hear directly from you about whether or not funding for public broadcasting should be continued.

You can also show your support by visiting 170millionamericans.org and sign up to receive updates. KLRU has joined the efforts of this grass-roots campaign, a collaboration of public radio and television stations, listeners and viewer’s throughout the country.

Our viewing area covers many districts, find your representative here.

District 10- Michael T. McCaul
Phone: (202) 225-2401
Fax: (202) 225-5955

District 11- Michael Conaway
Phone: (202) 225-3605
Fax: (202) 225-1783

District 20- Charles A. Gonzalez
Phone (202) 225-3236
Fax (202) 225-1915

District 21- Lamar Smith
Phone (202) 225-4236
Fax: (202) 225-8628

District 25- Lloyd Doggett
Phone: (202) 225-4865
Fax: (202) 225-3073

District 28- Henry Cuellar
Phone (202) 225-1640
Fax (202) 225-1641

District 31- John Carter
Phone: (202) 225-3864
Fax: (202) 225-5886

If you would like to write your representative, click here.