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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

  • 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!
  • Listen, That is the key word, Listen. Not every person can afford or desires to be hooked up to cable. One of the oldest free, public services that gets the word out is television. To punish a community because they live on the edge of metropolitan areas of a state is not acceptable. So stop messing around and do you civic duty. Get the word out, Are you listening?


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

1,000 signatures reached