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Date: 4/4/2022
Subject: ACTION ALERT - HB22-1121: Supporting Local Media
From: Toni Larson, Director of Action & Advocacy



Action Alert
 
ACTION ALERT!
SUPPORT HB22-1121 -- Supporting Local Media

Here's how you can support the passage of this important Colorado legislation:

  1.  LEARN MORE: Register for and attend TONIGHT’S LWVCO online meeting --Supporting Local Media. This session will be a deep dive into the bill to learn what HB22-1121 Supporting Local Media will do to help sustain local Colorado newspapers and digital news outlets and why it is so important for us to pass it! Local news media protects a citizen’s right to know about the workings of local government including the school board, city council, and local agencies.
  2. TAKE ACTION: Reach out to the members of the Colorado House Appropriations Committee and your legislator to ask them to vote YES when HB22-1121 is heard in Committee.
  3. SPREAD THE WORD: Encourage other League members in your local league to attend tonight’s forum, then take action.

Bill full text: HB22-1121 Supporting Local Media

Bill summary:  In short, HB22-1121 helps to sustain well-informed and active participation in local government and protects citizens’ right to know. Specifically, this bill supports small businesses who have struggled through the COVID-19 pandemic by providing a tax credit for advertising with qualified local news media. While these credits are to small businesses, they ultimately support local news media through the potential for greater advertising revenue. Local news is a crucial source of trusted information and is the backbone of local communities. 

 

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