To: The Florida State House, The Florida State Senate, and Governor Ron DeSantis
Keep Public Broadcasting Funded in Florida!
We, the undersigned, urge the Florida legislature to override Governor Rick Scott's line-item veto of state funding for public broadcasting. Public broadcasting is a source of objective and educational media that our community needs.
Why is this important?
On May 26, 2011 Florida Governor Rick Scott vetoed the state's nearly $4.8 million appropriation for public broadcasting. That figure had already been reduced by 30% from last year. With these cuts, 13 public radio stations will lose $87,287 in state funds and 13 television stations will lose a subsidy of $434,837.
Public broadcasting is a form of objective media that is inclusive and accessible to everyone. It keeps our communities both connected and informed. Please sign the petition and urge Florida Legislator's to override Gov. Scott's line-item veto of state funding for public broadcasting.
This doesn't take effort, it just takes passion.