*** Action Alert - Come to the NLG National Convention ***
The NLG's 74th Law for the People Convention will be held October 12-16, 2011 in Philadelphia, PA. The CDC's workshop, Seizing the Airwaves, has been chosen as a skills training workshop. It will orient and equip participants to aid community groups in applying for the new round of low power FM licenses. We strongly urge you to attend the convention and this workshop! For more information, see the NLG's Convention Information page.
The Committee on Democratic Communications (CDC) is an organization devoted to protecting the right to communicate of all people. The work of the CDC focuses on the rights of all peoples to a system of media and communications based upon the principles of democracy, and cultural and informational self-determination that is not dominated by commercial interests.
The CDC's newest initiative in 2011 surrounds application rulemaking and assisting organizations in applying for low power FM (LPFM) licenses over the coming year. For more information, see our Actions section.
The Committee for Democratic Communications is a committee of the National Lawyers Guild, a non-profit federation of lawyers, legal workers, and law students. Since 1937, Guild members have been using the law to advance social justice and support progressive social movements. It has committees and chapters throughout the United States.
The CDC engages in a variety of activities including assisting with litigation, working with other organizations and government agencies to democratize regulations, and providing educational materials for whose who wish to join our work. See our Actions section to learn more.
Membership of the CDC is open to all who support and are interested in our work. Membership in the NLG is not required, but highly encouraged. CDC members are invited to join our listserv and to make use of our library (coming soon!) of resource materials.