Center for Media Justice Official Press Release:
07.25.2011– The Center for Media Justice has been invited by the Federal Communications Commission’s Chairman Julius Genachowski to join the newly formed Consumer Advisory Committee.
The committee was developed to gather and make recommendations to the FCC regarding consumer issues within the jurisdiction of the FCC, and to facilitate the participation of all consumers in proceedings before the FCC.
“The Center for Media Justice is extremely honored to have been appointed to this committee,” said amalia deloney, Policy Director for the Center for Media Justice, “we are pleased that the FCC has shown an interest in ensuring consumers are a part of the policy-making process, including and especially in these tough economic times, and we at CMJ will continue to fight for jobs and strong consumer protections for America’s poor, rural and communities of color.”
The first meeting will be held August 17th at the FCC headquarters in Washington D.C. All meetings are open to the public and will be broadcast live with open captioning over the internet from the FCC Live web page.
Currently, CMJ is asking it’s supporters and allies to oppose a proposed AT&T – T-Mobile merger which they say will be a jobs and democracy killer and a “disaster for all mobile phone users — especially people of color and low-income communities in rural and urban areas.”
Founded in 2002, the Center for Media Justice is a dynamic communications strategy and media policy tank for grassroots organizations serving communities of color and America’s poor.
With headquarters in Oakland, California, and staff in Chicago and New York, CMJ is the only group in the nation that both develops communications strategies and leaders for a 21st-century progressive movement, and organizes nationally for media policy solutions to end racism and poverty.
CMJ is a proud coordinator of The Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net), a local-to-local advocacy network of grassroots community organizations working together for media change to end poverty, eliminate racism, and ensure human rights. With over 100 member groups nationwide, regional chapters, an online action network, a media justice learning community, and collaborative campaigns- MAG-Net is advancing an exciting new vision for media justice and a 21st century economy.