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A Change to Less TV

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The Obama team has setup a new website

 

http://www.change.gov/page/s/yourvision

 

which includes a “Share Your Vision” page.

 

As someone who is quite anti-TV, I wanted to write to him and thank him for supporting less TV.

 

Here is a copy of my letter:

 

 

Dear Senator Obama

 

First of all, I would like to thank you for encouraging parents to “turn off the TV set and put away the video games“. You are the first politician I have ever heard say anything like that. Americans love their TVs, so suggesting that they periodically turn them off, took a lot of political courage. I’m glad it did not sink your campaign.

 

From what I’ve read, your top priorities include healthcare reform and education reform.

 

I believe that encouraging the following would be very helpful to those priorities:

 

– Parental advice pamphlets and outreach that includes information on some of the research showing adverse effects from excessive TV.

 

– Schools to adopt programs such as the Student Media Awareness to Reduce Television (S.M.A.R.T) http://notv.stanford.edu/

 

– More money for fun and active after-school programs.

 

– More money for school libraries (to encourage love of reading)

 

I hope that all of us, working together, can successfully meet the many serious challenges facing the United States.

 

For your sake and ours, I hope you have a very successful presidency!

 

 

Update:  see also  Barack Obama – “Turn Off The TV”

 

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