In order to help level the playing field, the bipartisan “Journalism Competition and Preservation Act,” reintroduced earlier this year in the House and the Senate, would temporarily allow news publishers to collectively negotiate with the tech platforms for fair compensation for the use of their content. Many Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle have already stepped up and expressed strong support for the bill, recognizing its role as a vital solution to the journalism crisis, but more support is needed to get us across the finish line.
ACT NOW: Call on your Members of Congress to support this important legislation.
Journalism is critical to a functioning democracy and the price of doing nothing – the continuing disappearance of local newspapers – is too great. It is more important than ever to take action that supports quality journalism.
In addition to contacting your Member of Congress, please also consider signing our Change.org petition at www.change.org/savelocalnews.
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