Act Now: Contact Congress
Congress is debating legislation that would allow newspapers to collectively negotiate with Google and Facebook for favorable terms. This is pivotal legislation. It is important for you to contact your representatives in Washington to support this bill.
The News Media Alliance has created an online platform to help you reach your Senators and Representatives. NMA has also created talking points and an editorial that you can print in your newspaper.
- Click here to contact your Member of Congress and tell them to support a one-time safe harbor for news publishers to develop more equitable and fair rules for how journalism is displayed, prioritized and monetized. Click here to find links to the offical websites of Members of Congress.
If passed, the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act would give news publishers a limited opportunity to negotiate together and to withhold content from the online platforms during the negotiations, while addressing a solution to a major threat to the future of high-quality journalism.
We believe that newspapers should be paid for their content.
There is power in numbers.
We urge you to act!