Petition to Protect Local Public Media

Public media is facing significant legislative threats in Congress. Several bills have been recently introduced in the House of Representatives aiming to restrict or eliminate federal funding for public media. Multiple studies confirm that federal funding – about $1.60 per person annually – is an irreplaceable source of support. Measures to cut funding would severely jeopardize access to vital, vibrant local public media stations and national programming from NPR and PBS.

As Congress begins its annual appropriations process, Protect My Public Media is collecting signatures to demonstrate the public’s widespread support for public media and opposition to the harmful legislation. You can show your support for Mountain Lake PBS by signing the petition, which is a critical step to help protect the programming and public services that you value and trust. 

To learn more about the importance of preserving federal funding for public media, visit