Last Thursday, the U. S. House of Representatives passed HR 3010, which restored $100 million in funds for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. CPB supports production of quality children’s programs like Sesame Street, as well as other public TV and radio programs. It also funds local public TV and radio stations across the country. Despite saving $100 million for CPB, the House eliminated another $100 million also originally allocated to CPB for children’s programming and digital technologies.
If you wish to write to your representative on this issue (either to say “thanks” or express your displeasure), you can find out how he/she voted through Project Vote Smart’s Voting Records page. (Looks like they might need a few days to get the HR 3010 records posted.) You can then send an e-mail directly from the U. S. House’s Web site. No need to know your rep’s name in advance–you can search by zip code.