The Center for Media Justice, The Utility Reform Network and New America Media invite you for a statewide ethnic media webinar and telebriefing.
WHEN: Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 from 10 am to 11 am PST
- Ana Montes (Spanish/English) – The Utility Reform Network, San Francisco
- Priya Sawhney (Spanish/English) – The Central City SRO Collaborative, San Francisco
- Tina Cheung (Chinese/English) – Chinatown Community Development Center, San Francisco
- Minister L.B. Tatum SB (English) – Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement (COPE), San Bernardino
- Ilse Gallardo De Guerrero (Spanish/English) – Centro La Familia Advocacy, Fresno
WHY: California’s long-standing commitment to universal phone service is being updated! A LifeLine to the future can provide eligible customers with vital access to emergency services, medical care, and their own families and communities.
Come learn about the Lifeline Program – A low-income assistance program, supported by the federal Universal Service Fund (USF), that provides discounts on monthly telephone service for eligible consumers. California is expanding its LifeLine program to include wireless phones, and the public has an opportunity to demand modern, effective service that maximizes the benefits to customers and society. California can lead the nation in holding phone companies accountable for LifeLine subsidies and creating a high-quality program that will keep customers connected and help them find jobs, homes, and other essential services.
The California Public Utilities Commission will seek input from customers in pubic hearings to be held in May and June in cities throughout California, including Fresno, Riverside, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Salinas.
In order to fully participate, ask questions of the panelists and follow interactive materials during the webinar, you must register.