MPA Member Alert: Contact legislators to support the JCPA

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Shared from News Media Alliance:

There has never been a more crucial time for the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) (S. 673/H.R. 1735).  We are still advocating for this legislation to be moved forward however possible, and be passed into law by year’s end so that U.S. news publishers are in parity with news publishers who are being paid in other countries where similar laws have passed and are working around the world. There is limited time left to move this bill over the finish line, and we need your continued support to help save local news.

Consider contacting Sen. Roy Blunt and ask for his support of an end-of-year omnibus package that includes the JCPA. Contact information for Missouri’s U.S. Senators can be found here:

News Media Alliance has also identified the following Senators as being key to the passage of this bill:

Richard Shelby (R-AL)
Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Todd Young (R-IN)
Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
Joni Ernst (R-IA)
Jerry Moran (R-KS)
Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Susan Collins (R-ME)*
Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS)
Roger Wicker (R-MS)*
Richard Burr (R-NC)
Rob Portman (R-OH)
Mike Rounds (R-SD)
Lindsey Graham (R-SC)*
John Thune (R-SD)*
Mitt Romney (R-UT)
Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)
John Barrasso (R-WY)
*Indicates a current JCPA co-sponsor*

Please Consider Running News Media Alliance’s Op-Ed

We also request that you join our campaign calling on Congress to pass the JCPA by running our NEW Op-Ed NOW through Wednesday, December 21!

We thank you once again for your continued support.

Additional Actions You Can in the Next Two Weeks

For more information about the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act, visit

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