Hi, I’m Angela Marler! I’m a summer intern at the Association of Public Television Stations, the organization that co-manages the Protect My Public Media campaign. Right now, I’m a senior at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I’m studying journalism and I love public media. In fact, one day I hope to work full-time in the public media industry. Here’s my public media story.
Filmmaker Ken Burns edits “The Civil War,” epic 11-hour PBS series. Photo by Cori Wells Braun. Source: The Courier-Journal
This blog was originally published on Thursday, July 31, 2013.
You called, you tweeted and you Facebooked your support of public television’s kids educational programming. You saved Ready To Learn!
Thanks to your tireless work, the Senate did not consider S.A. 2158, Senator Flake’s amendment to eliminate the Ready To Learn program from the Every Child Achieves Act. Your outreach strengthened the fate of our Ready To Learn program, and demonstrated the power of our grassroots network as well as your willingness to stand up for the stations and programs you love.
The Appropriations Committees in the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, which decide how much money federal programs receive each year, just passed their Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bills, and the Senate bill and House bill both include public media funding.
If you’ve signed up for our e-mail list, you may have noticed that we’ve asked you to contact your lawmakers in support of public media funding a few times this year. Trust us, there’s a method to our madness, and it’s based on the federal budget process.
Here’s how it works: