The number of cosponsors is growing for H.R. 7640; where do your representatives stand?

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We are seeing more cosponsors sign on in support of H.R. 7640, the Local Journalism Sustainability Act!

Dean Ridings, CEO of America's Newspapers, said: "This increasing show of bipartisan support is a great step, but it is important for our members to continue to reach out to their legislators and ask for their support for this bill and to educate their readers."

How you can help:

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Congress will be in recess for the month of August and America's Newspapers will be providing more editorials, editorial cartoons and house ads for newspapers to publish over the coming weeks — while your representatives are back in their districts.

"It is critical for us to continue to raise awareness of this important bill," Ridings said.

We are your advocate!
Advocating as the voice of newspapers on behalf of its members is a central mission of America's Newspapers.  We are committed to keeping members informed and are building a coalition around issues that impact the newspaper industry.  But, the role that individual publishers play in this effort is critical.

Special thanks to America's Newspapers members who are serving on our Government Affairs Committee, and leading this effort:

  • Charles Hill Morris (chair), regional manager, Morris Multimedia, Atlanta, Ga.
  • John Bussian, attorney, The Bussian Law Firm, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Pat Dorsey, publisher, Austin American-Statesman, Austin, Texas, and regional vice president, Gannett
  • Alan Fisco, president, The Seattle Times Company, Seattle, Wash.
  • Nat Lea, president and CEO, WEHCO Media, Little Rock, Ark.
  • Rick O’Connor, president and CEO, Black Press Media, Surrey, BC
  • Camille Olson, partner, Seyfarth Shaw, Chicago, Ill.
  • Tim Prince, senior vice president, Boone Newspapers, Mountain Brook, Ala.
  • Chris Reen, president, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Zachary Richner, managing partner, Arrandale Ventures, New York, N.Y.
  • Francis Wick, president and CEO, Wick Communications, Sierra Vista, Ariz.
  • Cameron Nutting Williams, regional publisher, Ogden Newspapers, Frederick, Md.

Our industry is counting on your help, as well!

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