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To: President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

Orphan Counties want In State Television

The Federal Communications Commission must revise it's rules to allow orphan counties to receive local news and sports from Television Stations in their own State. These are in addition to the Television Stations that are currently available.

Why is this important?

Garrett County Maryland is only one of hundreds of Counties across our Nation that is considered an Orphan County by the Federal Communication Commission. As an Orphan County, we do not have the opportunity to view Television Stations from our own State. Thousands of Garrett County residents would like to see local news and sports from the Washington DC and Baltimore MD area but because of the FCC rules, we cannot.
Please help us by signing this petition and If you also are in an orphan county, you too should sign this petition.


Reasons for signing

  • Slow the COVID numbers down and start Returning back to normalcy life, in-person and reopening montgomery county and recreation & senior centers, Sports activities, large family gatherings, weddings & marriages, personal services, Malls & Stores, Employment & Jobs, Religious Facilities, Live Entertainment. Returning back to all cities, countries and all states around the world. reopening your small businesses and economy recovery.
  • We need Maryland news, not Pgh news!
  • Oakland is in Maryland, not Pennsylvania. We don't get Maryland news, Maryland weather, Maryland sports, etc. It's time we get a choice!


2020-03-30 13:10:00 -0400

1,000 signatures reached