April 11, 2013

ACTION: Protect Public Airways. File Comment w/ FCC to Keep Decency Standards

You MUST submit your official comments to the FCC by June 19!

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced it is considering weakening current broadcast decency standards. Specifically, if enacted, the new FCC policy would allow network television and local radio stations to air the f-word, the s-word and to allow programs to show frontal female nudity, even during hours when they know children will be watching and listening. 
 
You can read the press release from the FCC here
 
The FCC has extended the public comment period to June 19th. PLEASE HELP US GET 100,000 COMMENTS FILED!
 
Current broadcast decency law prohibits expletives and nudity, even if brief or “fleeting.” The Supreme Court has upheld the law as constitutionally enforceable by the FCC, despite lawsuit attempts by networks NBC and FOX to overturn it. 
 
TAKE ACTION 
Submit your comments to the FCC, urging it to reject any changes to the current policy. The FCC will not accept general email comments. To be valid, you are required to file a formal comment via the FCC’s website. Please follow these instruction carefully, to insure your comment is accepted by the FCC: 
 
2. Enter the code “13-86” in the “Proceeding Number” box and fill out the few remaining required fields. 

3. Enter your comment in the text box provided and click “Continue.” 

4. From there, review your comment and click “Confirm.” 
 
Here is a sample comment you may submit: 
 
I oppose any changes to the current FCC indecency standards that would allow television and radio stations to broadcast expletives and nudity on the public airwaves, even if brief or “fleeting.” 
 
The Supreme Court has confirmed the FCC’s authority to enforce policies regarding expletives and nudity, especially during times when children are likely to be watching or listening. Relaxing the current policy would not serve the public interest and I urge the FCC to reject all proposals that would allow for the broadcast of expletives and nudity on FCC-licensed stations
WANT TO STOP BROADCAST TV FROM ALLOWING NUDITY NOW TOO? TAKE ACTION!

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