Monday, December 10, 2007

Blog Gives Fans Voice in Writers Strike

AWN Headline News
12.10.07

Leading progressive blog Firedoglake has launched a special website to give TV fans an opportunity to speak up for striking writers. At the Firedoglake.com site, viewers can select their favorite shows and send the studios and networks personal messages in support of the Writers Guild of America.

"We're delighted to be able to use our technology to help TV fans connect with the network executives responsible for their favorite shows," said Jane Hamsher, founder of Firedoglake. "It's wonderful that people who believe work should be rewarded are coming together to support the union and the writers."

Firedoglake has organized participation from other leading blogs and entertainment web sites including Daily Kos, Raw Story, Crooks and Liars, Democratic Underground, AlterNet, Down with Tyranny and Digby.

   

5 Comments:

Blogger daantje1981 said...

I don't know if it will help, but I've done my part for all my favorite shows...

6:40 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

I did my bit for C.I.

Let's just hope there's some kind of result soon.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Regina Caschetto said...

I did one for CI and I'll come back and do another-
Regi.

9:10 PM  
Blogger VDOVault said...

To everyone who is writing letters for CI...a thousand thank yous. It is going to take a lot of pressure from fans to get everyone back to work under fair deals.

1:22 PM  
Blogger VDOVault said...

Got this letter on December 27th 2007

Dear Friend,

The studios thought they could cross their arms and ignore the writers until financial hardship set in and they gave up.

They didn't count on the fact that this time, the writers didn't need "big media" to get their message out. This time, they have the internet.

Thank you for sending emails to the network executives in charge of your favorite shows and letting them know that it's time to give the writers a fair share. So far, nearly 20,000 emails have been sent. With the help of the fans who are willing to spread the word, the WGA can and will prevail in its struggle to win fair wages for working people from the AMPTP.

What can you do now?

Please tell your friends and family to send emails to network executives, too. The more people they hear from, the more they'll know that people are aware of what's going on, and they care about what's at stake.

You can do it here:

http://firedoglake.com/wga

Happy holidays to you, your friends and family, and thank you again for your support.

Jane, Christy, Pach, Siun and the crew at firedoglake.com

2:30 PM  

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