AWM Calls For More Diversity On FCC
April 24, 2013 at 2:28 PM (PT)
The ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN IN MEDIA (AWM) is one of 50 national organizations to send a letter to THE WHITE HOUSE today urging the OBAMA ADMINISTRATION to nominate candidates committed to promoting diversity and inclusion when filling the chair and commissioner positions on the FCC. AWM strongly believes the FCC needs leaders committed to reversing the extraordinarily low representation of minorities and women in media and telecom ownership, procurement and employment.
The letter notes that "[minority and women’s participation in broadcast ownership are particularly at risk, as they continue to decline rapidly," so the President should nominate leaders "who will assign the highest priority to racial and ethnic minority and women’s participation in the nation’s most influential industries."
"The ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN IN MEDIA has been encouraged by the past appointments of Commissioners that share our priorities of diversity and inclusion," AWM Pres. ERIN M. FULLER said. "We eagerly await the FCC to reach full composition, and stand ready to assist in areas including research, public education and promoting the role of all forms of media in our society."