Your DGB for today is to remind Mike Pence that he’s a big fan of public television/radio and that we look forward to him continuing to support the budget for it in his shiny new job.
Betcha you didn’t know that, as Governor of Indiana, our new Vice President won the 2014 Champion of Public Broadcasting Award from the Association of Public Television Stations, did you? Well, he did. This is great, don’t get us wrong - but we don’t want Pence to forget this unforseen position, and we want to make sure the public holds him accountable when it comes time for his Congress to appropriate funds for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting budget. Today you will be tweeting Pence @mike_pence and @VP for everyone to see using the hashtag #PenceLovesPBS. If you don’t have a Twitter account, now is a great time to start one.
Here is a DGB example tweet:
.@mike_pence @VP I saw you won a public broadcasting award in 2014! Glad to have a VP invested in public media! #PenceLovesPBS
You may be wondering: Are we asking you to troll the Vice President? A little, but it’s for a good cause.