Diary

An Open Letter to Mayor Sandra Bury

Oak Lawn Village President,
Sandra Bury:
[email protected]

Dear Mayor Bury:

It has come to my attention that in the month of September, you interviewed Rep. Dan Lipinski on Channel 4 Public Access Television.  I respectfully request equal air time.

“The equal-time rule specifies that U.S. radio and television broadcast stations must provide an equivalent opportunity to any opposing political candidates who request it. This means, for example, that if a station gives one free minute to a candidate in prime time, it must do the same for another candidate who requests it. The equal-time rule was created because the FCC thought the stations could easily manipulate the outcome of elections by presenting just one point of view, and excluding other candidates.  Source: Communications Act of 1934, § 315; codified at 47 U.S.C. § 315.”

If you could give me a few dates that you are available for equal air time on Channel 4, please let me know.

I appreciate your assistance in this matter.

Sharon M. Brannigan, Republican Nominee for the 3rd Congressional District of Illinois

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