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Support of the Local Journalism Sustainability Act by the Congress and Senate will directly support our ability to hire more local journalists for your community.

Ask your political leaders to support the Local Journalism Sustainability Act.Our newspapers and websites provide an important sense of community with reliable reporting, compelling storytelling and solid leadership. At a time when America is increasingly divided, our reporters are a unifying voice in our communities by providing a non-partisan trusted source of local news.

Studies show that when there are fewer local reporters, it's harder for neighbors to know each other and for communities to solve their own problems. Voting goes down. Participation at public meetings goes down. The information vacuums are filled with misinformation and conspiracy. There's more government waste and corruption.

Local journalism transcends party lines. We create stronger communities by reporting the facts about what's happening at city hall, in our schools and at local businesses. We share stories of games won, lives lost, and of our neighbors who volunteer to make a difference.

Community journalists have served this role for more than a century in Oregon and yet, at a time when their skills are needed more than ever, we have fewer of them working. That's why there is legislation proposed in Congress to give newspapers a tax credit to offset some of the cost of keeping reporters in our communities.

YOU CAN HELP BY EMAILING OUR POLITICAL LEADERS

Send an email to your representatives in Congress and in the Senate. Let them know how important local news is to you and your community. Ask them to support the Local Journalism Sustainability Act. This act will directly support our ability to hire more local journalists for your community.

U.S. Senate

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (District 1) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz (District 2) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (District 3) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (District 4) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader (District 5) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


You count on us to stay informed and we depend on you to fund our efforts. Quality local journalism takes time and money. Please support us to protect the future of community journalism.

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