Media Democracy Legal Project
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For "We the People" to govern ourselves a free, democratic, diverse broadcasting is imperative, as provided in the 1st and 14th Amendments.

"It is the purpose of the First Amendment to preserve an uninhibited marketplace of ideas in which truth will ultimately prevail, rather than to countenance monopolization of that market, whether it be by the Government itself or a private licensee."
Red Lion Broadcasting v. FCC, 1969

Democracy is stretched thin when very few for-profit conglomerates control the flow of mass communications.

The Media Democracy Legal Project is preparing to file a ground breaking case that constitutionally challenges the present broadcasting monopoly.

Our case asks
for this constitutional remedy:

That our publically-owned airwaves must be democratically managed with a much larger decentralized public broadcasting sector, justly financed by commercial users limited to 50% of the public airwaves. Public interest and fairness rules for broadcasters must be reinstated.

Our mission:
To use constitutional legal process to attain democratic governance of our publicly owned airwaves in accordance with the democratic ideals of our U.S. Constitution.

The Media Democracy Legal Project is engaged in building the popular political movement necessary for the creation of diverse, democratic broadcast communications.
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The Media Democracy Legal Project is part of a worldwide movement. We urge you to use these links to take part in the campaigns and actions you'll find in these organizations' work.

The People Want
to Be Heard!

Media Monopoly is downright obnoxious & un-democratic!

Grassroots democracy is busting out all over... take advantage of the links below to ADD YOUR VOICE.
Urge the immediate reappointment of
FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein!

In the next meeting of your church group or citizen organization, start a letter writing campaign to President Bush and your congressional representatives urging the immediate reappointment of FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein. Go here, here and here for reasons why.

Media For America has the sample letter and information you need


Media Democracy Legal Project 
3145 Geary Blvd, no.745   •   San Francisco, CA 94118

 Phone 415.387.9190   •   email

Media Democracy Legal Project
• 3145 Geary Blvd, no.745  •  San Francisco, CA 94118