Friday, October 08, 2004

More Censorship From The Right

Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 10:28:13 -0600
From: "Citizen Link"
Subject: CITIZENLINK ACTION ALERT -- Help Pass the Broadcast Indecency Enforcement Act


Last chance to raise broadcast indecency fines this year!

The Washington Post reported this morning that Sen. Sam
Brownback's amendment to the Department of Defense
Authorization Bill raising broadcast indecency fines
ten-fold was dropped last night during House-Senate
conference negotiations. Increasing indecency fines has
garnered overwhelming support in both the House (by a
391-22 vote) and the Senate (by a 99-1 vote), but this
procedural move puts at risk one of our best opportunities
to pass this needed legislation.

Brownback is committed to securing broadcast decency
language this year and, in an attempt to salvage this
effort, he and Sen. John Ensign are working to bring the
Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act to a full Senate vote
before Congress adjourns, which could happen as early as

Your help is needed on this effort. Please call your
senators at their Washington and district offices TODAY
and ask them to prevent indecency on the public airwaves
by supporting the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act.

To find the phone numbers to call, visit the CitizenLink
Action Center.

There is also an indication that the Democrats may attempt
to block this bill. Please take an extra moment to contact
Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle and ask that he not
stand in the way of this extremely important tool for
protecting America's families.


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