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Vlog: FCC Protest / Wright

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM70ixH1iq4

SPREAD THE WORD!

I’m organizing a protest protesting FCC’s decision on approving non captioned programs.

THE PROTEST WILL TAKE PLACE ON APRIL 13TH ON A FRIDAY FROM 10 30 AM TO 4 PM AT 455 12TH ST SW WASHINGTON, DC.  WE WILL MARCH TO CAPITOL HILL.

THE METRO CAN BE USED TAKING THE ORANGE AND BLUE LINES TO THE SMITHSONIAN STOP AND WALK PAST THE DEPT. OF ARGICULTURE BLDG. ON 12TH ST.

SEE YOU ALL THERE OTHERWISE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

On the following email: I’m Phillip Brown II.  I am doing this as a member of the Deaf and HOH community speaking out for my rights and yours too.  We live in the 21st century and we ought to be able to switch to any program on TV and have captions on at all times on every channel and also movies and internet TV along with commercials and paid programs.  FCC failed to meet Congress’ mandate by Jan. 1, 2006 that 100 percent of programs on TV to be captioned.  They are continually approving programs’ request not to be captioned.  I’m aware that NAD and TDI and other organizations are petitioning against these decisions but how long has that been going on without avail.  It’s time for us the Deaf and HOH citizens to stand up and speak out as a community.  Thank you for your support. For information, please contact me at brown2774@hotmail.com

Commentary: Phillip Brown has excellent points. We’ve seen different organizations’ and individuals, including me, constantly fighting against frequent requests for closed-captioning waivers.  Perhaps if FCC see the number of concerned people at the front protesting against the failure of FCC to meet the mandate of Congress, they may realize the importance of meeting this requirement. MZ

Wright Updates:

04/08/2007
Wright Trial Resumes Monday  http://www.keloland.com/NewsDetail6162.cfm?Id=0,56109

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