Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Don't let Donald Trump slash PBS KIDS

Will you sign and share the petition to save shows like "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood," "Dinosaur Train," "Thomas and Friends," and other essential public programming for children?

Dear MoveOn member,

As a parent of two young kids, I'm so grateful for PBS KIDS, which provides free shows and games that my kids love—and which help them learn. But news reports say Donald Trump's team is planning to privatize and slash funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a primary funder of PBS. CPB calls the proposal "devastating."1

Will you sign my petition asking Congress to save PBS?

Please block Donald Trump's plan to slash funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, endangering PBS KIDS, its shows like "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood," "Dinosaur Train," "Thomas and Friends," and other essential public programming for children.

PBS KIDS produces so many great shows, like "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood," "Thomas and Friends," and "Dinosaur Train." PBS KIDS and other public media reach 68% of all kids age two to eight.2 These shows are especially important for low-income and underserved children who do not attend preschool.

PBS funding is a minuscule fraction of the federal budget.

We should be expanding our investments in early childhood education, not cutting proven supports for our littlest learners.

Donald Trump can't make these cuts unless Congress agrees. Let's make sure they hear from millions of parents and others who know the value of PBS and CPB.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


—Justin Ruben, ParentsTogether Action


1. "Corporation For Public Broadcasting: Reported Trump Privatization Plan Would Be 'Devastating' To Public Media," Media Matters, January 19, 2017

2. "America's Largest Classroom, the Nation's Largest Stage and a Trusted Window to the World," PBS, accessed January 23, 2017

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