Investigate the ‘Comcast Commissioner’

Sent: May 13, 2011 09:57 AM
Subject: Investigate the ‘Comcast Commissioner’

Free Press: Action Alert

Dear Daniel,

Yesterday news broke that FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker is leaving the FCC to become a lobbyist for Comcast.

Trust in our government is at a 30-year low… and it’s because of blatant actions like hers. This morning, the New York Times wrote that Congress must take up new restrictions against officials — like Baker — who skip out on public service to lobby for the companies they’re supposed to regulate.

We need Congress to investigate conflicts of interest at the FCC, and wherever officials defy the public trust.

Please post a note on Rep. Darrell Issa’s Facebook wall and urge him to launch an investigation into Baker’s move (you will have to “like” his page in order to post). As chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Issa has already been making noise about ethics violations at the FCC.

Here’s some sample language you can use:

Rep. Issa – News just broke that FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker is leaving the FCC to become a lobbyist for Comcast. 

As chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, you pledged to investigate outside influence that would constitute a “serious breach of the independent proceedings of the FCC.” I urge you to promptly investigate Commissioner Baker’s seemingly blatant conflict of interest.

Head over to his Facebook page now and urge him to investigate — and stop — the revolving door at the FCC.

Thanks,

Josh Levy
Online Campaign Manager
Free Press Action Fund

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