Accountability at last! FCC votes to collect and publish equal employment data from broadcasters

After 20 years of delay and avoidance, the FCC voted to comply with the law and collect equal employment data from broadcasters. In response, Cheryl A. Leanza, UCC Media Justice’s policy advisor, said, "This is a tremendous achievement and a practical, common-sense solution. The FCC voted to collect and release data as required by law, not impose any additional rules or obligations. Sometimes sunlight is the best disinfectant.”

We have a special connection to this question. In 1967, Dr. Everett Parker, our founder, petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to adopt proactive equal employment opportunity (EEO) rules. Learn more about the importance of this decision on the blog.


The ACP’s future is uncertain — take action!

The Affordable Connectivity Program offers $30 subsidies for low-income households to purchase a monthly high-speed internet subscription. Funding for the Affordable Connectivity Program will run out in a little over a month, and unless Congress takes action, the program will officially shut down in May.

As we reflect on our spiritual journey throughout Lent and use it as an opportunity to follow through on our commitments to media justice, we urge everyone to contact their members of Congress and tell them to save the ACP before it is too late. 


UCC Media Justice advocates for prison phone justice in Maryland!

We were proud to testify in support of prison phone justice legislation in Maryland, asking the state to bear all costs of phone calls, presented by our counsel, student attorneys in the Communications and Technology Law Clinic at Georgetown Law Center.


Nominate a Parker Lecture Honoree!

The 42nd Annual Everett C. Parker Lecture & Awards Ceremony will be here before we know it! Do you know a trailblazing advocate for communications rights and media justice who deserves recognition?  Reply directly to this email to nominate someone for an award, and learn more about the Everett C. Parker Lecture here!

From all of us at UCC Media Justice, we wish a fulfilling Lenten and Easter season and Ramadan Mubarak to all who observe!


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