New England Democratic Senator’s, Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ed Markey (D-MA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Jack Reed (D-RI), along with other Senate Democrats, wrote Senate leadership on April 8. They are calling for any future stimulus package to address the economic fallout from coronavirus to include funding for local journalism.

“Local news is in a state of crisis that has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the senators wrote in a joint letter sent to the upper chamber’s leadership last week.

Other signatories, include Angus King (I-ME), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Mark Warner (D-VA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Patty Murray (D-WA), Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), Bob Casey (D-PA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Tom Udall (D-NM), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Joe Manchin (D-WV).

If you have any reason to be in touch with your states Senator, please let them know that you appreciate their support.

Read the letter