MEDIA MATTERS | 05/18/21 12:04 PM EDT
In a new open letter to media buyers during the television industry’s upfront period, a broad and diverse coalition of more than 40 organizations is urging media buyers not to buy advertisements on Fox News, warning that any ad spend on the network will fund the promotion of COVID-19 conspiracy theories, bigotry, and lies.
The open letter was signed by a wide array of organizations including civil rights groups, LGBTQ+ advocates, feminist organizations, and environmental activists — with the variety of supporters illustrating the many issues that Fox News coverage villainizes and misinforms its audience about on a daily basis.
Signers include Avaaz; Al for the People; Bend the Arc: Jewish Action; Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation; the Center for American Progress Action Fund; Center for Media and Democracy; CHANGE; Clean Elections Texas; Community Change Action; Courage California; Equal Justice Society; Florida Immigrant Coalition; Free Press; Friends of the Earth; Fuse Washington; GLAAD; Global Project Against Hate and Extremism; Granite State Press; Indivisible; Lawyers for Good Government; League of United Latin American Citizens; Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action; MoveOn; NARAL Pro-Choice America; National Black Justice Coalition; National Hispanic Media Coalition; Our Maryland; Poder Latinx; Progress America; Progress Michigan; ProgressNow New Mexico; Public Citizen; Sleeping Giants; Social Security Works; SumOfUs; The Other 98; UltraViolet; United We Dream; VDAY/OneBillionRising; Voto Latino; WAVE Educational Fund; the Western States Center; and Women’s March.
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