To: The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate
Emergency! Don't let Donald Trump cut PBS Kids
Congress: Please block Donald Trump's plan to slash funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, endangering PBS Kids, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Dinosaur Train, Thomas and Friends, and other essential public programming for children.
Why is this important?
As a parent of two young kids, I'm so grateful for PBS Kids, which provides free shows and games my kids love--and helps them learn.
But news reports say that for the third year in a row, Donald Trump's team is planning on slashing funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a primary funder of PBS. In his 2020 budget proposal, the federal government would cut funding to CPB by 90% in the first year alone.
PBS Kids includes so many great shows, like Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Thomas and Friends, and Dinosaur Train. PBS Kids and other public media reach 68% of all kids age two to eight. These shows are especially important for low-income and underserved children who do not attend pre-school.
PBS funding is a minuscule fraction of the federal budget.
**We should be expanding our investments in early childhood education, not cutting proven supports for our littlest learners.**
Donald Trump can't make these cuts unless Congress agrees. Let's make sure they hear from millions of parents and others who know the value of PBS and CPB. Please share this and help my organization, ParentsTogether Action, spread the word!!