From Moms Rising:
Putting Elmo, Big Bird, and the Cookie Monster on the chopping block is a prime example of politicians shortchanging the one demographic who can't vote. Children. For the third year in a row, the President's budget proposal slashes funding for PBS—and worst of all, Ready to Learn, which funds Sesame Street and other children's programming is at risk.
You can help stop this all too regular battle to save PBS, and educational programming for kids, by getting involved. Tell the new Congress: We don't want to fight for a PBS funding each and every year. Let Big Bird float above the political winds by giving PBS a permanent funding structure.
Sign the Moms Rising petition to support PBS.