The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the oldest and largest feminist organization in the United States. Since its inception in 1966, NOW has grown to have more than 500,000 contributing members and more than 500 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. NOW is a membership based organization dedicated to making legal, political, social and economic change in our society in order to eliminate sexism and end all oppression.
The broadcasters promise to "serve public interest, convenience and necessity" rings hollow. How are women's interests served when 87% of all sound bites from "experts" are provided by men? And how are people of color served when 92% of those men are white? What message do our kids get when only 10% of children's educational programs have female stars? NOW is proud to join forces with a broad range of coalition partners to demand well-defined and enforced public interest obligations for broadcasters. NOW, and other community groups and diverse voices, ought to have as much access to the public airwaves as Time Warner, Disney, GTE and other media giants.
Click here for NOW Foundation Digital Broadcast Project Link.
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