The FCC Inspector General’s investigation into your dealings with Sinclair Broadcast Group—which follows a lengthy trail of decisions designed specifically to facilitate the company’s merger—leaves no doubt that you are not acting in the interests of the public. We demand that you recuse yourself from decisions surrounding the proposed merger between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media Services, along with any proceedings before the FCC that would have an impact on Sinclair’s ability to execute the merger.
The Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) initiative unfairly singles out Muslim communities for surveillance and criminalization. LA’s CVE programs have been developed and launched in an opaque process without broad community consultation. The Trump administration has made it clear that they plan to use the program to target Muslims.
I urge you to reject CVE funding from Trump’s Department of Homeland Security.
Drop the criminal charges against Southwest Airlines passenger Anila Daulatzai. Allowing these charges to proceed sets a dangerous precedent that will embolden private airlines to discriminate against our communities with no recourse.
Twitter has enabled Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim hate speech for long enough, despite a spike in anti-Muslim hate violence across the U.S. Take action immediately to shut down his account.
We urge you to stop fueling the deadly war on Yemen and support H. Con. Res. 81—Directing the President pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to remove United States Armed Forces from unauthorized hostilities in the Republic of Yemen.
We demand that the New Vision Academy Charter school fire the teacher who violated the student’s body and privacy. There should be a zero-tolerance policy for teachers’ actions that physically harm students and then publicize them online.
The FCC should not repeal rules that protect competition and a free press. We urge Chairman Ajit Pai and the rest of the Commission to vote against broadcast deregulation on November 16th. The reinstatement of a UHF discount serves no purpose other than to facilitate the merger of the Sinclair-Tribune corporations—a blatant quid pro quo in exchange for the company’s positive coverage of the Trump administration.
ACT for America allies with violent White Supremacist and White Nationalist groups and spews an expressly anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim agenda. We urge you not to provide a space for them to convene and bolster their agenda.
I demand you call on the White House to fire all members of the President’s top circle who are closely tied to the White Nationalist and White Supremacist movement—including Sebastian Gorka and Stephen Miller. Remaining silent and on the sidelines is unacceptable in this moment.
The FCC’s reinstatement of the UHF discount that has allowed for the Sinclair Broadcast Group to attempt its merger with Tribune Media, Co. is alarming. I do not support this merger, which would allow a single media group to own over 70% of the country’s airwaves.
I urge the FCC to block the Sinclair-Tribune merger and reinstate policies that allow for a free press and a diversity of opinions.