Podcast #47: RightToConnect

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This Podcast was recorded  on 10/01/2015

Today we’re talking about: Ending Predatory Prison Phone Rates and extending support for modernizing the Lifeline program!  

Telephone companies like Global Tel Link and Securus are pocketing millions of dollars from the families of prisoners. Through predatory phone rates and unreasonable fees, these companies prey on the need from families to stay in touch with their incarcerated loved one.  This needs to stop.

For decades the Lifeline program has connected millions of low-income families to a telephone. We believe in today’s increasingly digital world, the Lifeline program can bring the promise of the Internet to millions of poor families online.  Sign this petition to the Federal Communications Commission extending your support for modernizing the Lifeline program!  

If you have a comment, suggestion or feedback about our programming and station, call our message line at 701-566-0917. You can also send an email to either cindy@kpppfm.com orduke@kpppfm.com

#RightToConnect,  #PhoneJustice

 

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Sign the Petition: End Predatory Prison Phone Rates
Telephone companies like Global Tel Link and Securus are pocketing millions of dollars from the families of prisoners.  Through predatory phone rates and unreasonable fees, these companies prey on the need from families to stay in touch with their incarcerated loved one.  This needs to stop.

Sign the petition urging the Federal Communications Commission to cap the cost of prison phone calls. http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6797/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=20366

Sign the Petition: Lifeline to the Internet
For decades the Lifeline program has connected millions of low-income families to a telephone. We believe in today’s increasingly digital world, the Lifeline program can bring the promise of the Internet to millions of poor families online.  Sign this petition to the Federal Communications Commission extending your support for modernizing the Lifeline program!  

Sign the petition!
https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6797/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=20417

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