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Emergency! Don't let Donald Trump cut PBS Kids

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Emergency! Don't let Donald Trump cut PBS Kids

To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate

Petition Statement

Congress: Please block Donald Trump's plan to slash funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, endangering PBS Kids, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Dinosaur Train, Thomas and Friends, and other essential public programming for children.
There are currently 326,880 signatures. NEW goal - We need 350,000 signatures!

Petition Background

As a parent of two young kids, I'm so grateful for PBS Kids, which provides free shows and games my kids love--and helps them learn.

But news reports say Donald Trump's team is planning to privatize and slash funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a primary funder of PBS. CPB calls the proposal "devastating."

PBS Kids includes so many great shows, like Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Thomas and Friends, Dinosaur Train and Sesame Street. PBS Kids and other public media reach 68% of all kids age two to eight. These shows are especially important for low-income and underserved children who do not attend pre-school.

PBS funding is a minuscule fraction of the federal budget.

We should be expanding our investments in early childhood education, not cutting proven supports for our littlest learners.

Donald Trump can't make these cuts unless Congress agrees. Let's make sure they hear from millions of parents and others who know the value of PBS and CPB. Please share this and help my organization, ParentsTogether Action, spread the word!!

**UPDATE: 100,000 people have also signed this petition by Facebook Messenger. Let's keep it growing and send Congress a message they can't miss!**

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