FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 2015
— Program features record-high 307 members of Congress and their family members —
WASHINGTON, D.C.– More than 550 public service announcements (PSAs) will be distributed to television and radio stations across the country today through the 2015 NAB Congressional PSA Campaign. The program invites members of Congress and their families to be featured in free, professionally-produced spots that address issues of importance to their constituents.
A record high 307 members of Congress (or their spouses or family members) from 49 states and three (3) U.S. territories participated in this year’s PSA campaign. NAB has hosted the biannual campaign in off-election years since 1985.
“This 30-year legacy campaign allows legislators and their family members to share positive messages with local communities,” said NAB Executive Vice President Dennis Wharton. “NAB urges radio and television stations across America to air these PSAs as part of their committment to public service.”
The PSAs will air on local stations in congressional districts or states through the end of 2015. A percentage of the spots are offered in Spanish. PSA topics included cancer prevention, cyberbulling prevention, distracted driving awareness, emergency preparedness, healthy kids, literacy, mental health awareness and support for returning troops.
Information on how to download the broadcast-quality radio and television spots can be found at www.nab.org/cpsa. Sample PSAs are also available online. For questions, email Suzie Raven, manager, Public Service or call (202) 429 5350.
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.
Article Courtesy NAB