Thursday September 22, 2:30 pm E/1:30 pm C
A number of universities don’t want their station GMs to contact Members of Congress regarding various legislative or policy issues – be it federal funding or bills that would affect public media operations. However, a lack of any station engagement contributes to a lack of understanding in Congress for the essential public service that public radio stations provide to local communities around the country. Public radio stations are constituents, local nonprofit organizations, and beneficiaries of federal funding, so it is important for Congress to understand their many valuable contributions. Marta McLellan Ross and her Policy & Representation team at NPR will lead a discussion about how public radio stations can engage their Members of Congress, tell their local story, and do so in a manner that respects their university policies. Invite your university government relations office to join you for this U:SA webinar. Marta can answer questions, provide examples, and illustrate the importance of engagement efforts outside of lobbying.
Register for the webinar at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkc-ytqj4tGtCZm4R6CFz4fXDmIXcwDDLG . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.