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In 2008, APTS created the Leadership Council (LC), a key contact network to promote public television's mission on Capitol Hill.  The Council is an interactive forum through which local citizens work together to better tell the story of public television to their Members of Congress. The message Council members carry to their legislators is vital to the successful growth of public broadcasting in the digital age.

The Council also seeks to build meaningful relationships between Council members and their local public television stations. Council members will serve as a volunteer representative of their local station, so the communication between the station and the Council member is critical for success.


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Advocacy Center

Congress in Recess - APTS to Host Webinar on Strengthening Congressional Relationships; Appropriations Update; FCC Announces 62 Qualified Forward Auction Bidders
House Appropriations Bill Provides Funding for Public Media; House Energy and Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on FCC Oversight

Leadership Council

National Journal's Political Editor briefed the Leadership Council on what to expect at the 2016 National Conventions.
APTS staff enlisted the participation of Leadership Council members to participate in Protect My Public Media's virtual advocacy day.