Alliance for Community Media (ACM-National)
The Alliance for Community Media is a national, non-profit membership organization. Founded in 1976 as the National Federation of Local Cable Programmers, the Alliance represents the interests of community, religious, charitable groups and individuals who use Public, Educational, Government (PEG) access cable television channels and facilities to speak to their communities.
The Alliance for Community Media is committed to assuring everyone’s access to electronic media. The Alliance advances this goal through public education, a progressive legislative and regulatory agenda, coalition building and grassroots organizing.
A nonprofit, national membership organization founded in 1976, the Alliance represents over 3,000 Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) access organizations and community media centers throughout the country. It also represents the interests of millions of people who, through their local religious, community and charitable groups, use PEG access to communicate with their memberships and the community as a whole.
Local community groups, public schools, religious institutions, colleges and universities, government officials, the disabled, and second language communities as well as national institutions such as NASA, the US Department of Education, and the US Army, to name a few, all use PEG facilities and equipment to advance their causes through cable television and the Internet.
The Alliance’s public policy program is dedicated to promoting legislation and regulation which supports PEG access. To achieve this, the Alliance works with Congress, state legislatures, the Federal Communications Commission, state public utilities commissions, and coalition partners and brings suits when necessary in courts around the country.
In order for democracy to flourish, people must be active participants in their government, educated to think critically and free to express themselves. The Mission of the Alliance for Community Media is to advance democratic ideals by ensuring that people have access to electronic media and by promoting effective communication through community uses of media.
Village of Elk Grove Village – EGTV Channel 6Cable Production Coordinator
901 Brantwood Avenue, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
phone: (847) 357-4263, fax: (847) 357-4270
Ross Rowe, Secretary