Who We Are

The Committee for Media Access is made up of Chicagoans committed to ensuring the survival and further development of CAN TV, the public’s community television resource. We believe strongly in the principle of free speech and in access to television for all Chicagoans.

The Committee formed to make sure that the City’s cable franchise negotiations, beginning in 2011 with RCN, produce community benefits that serve the public as required by the city’s cable ordinance. Currently the Committee is working to advocate for another strong community benefits agreement with Comcast, a major cable provider in the City of Chicago.

Click here for list of Chicago groups that endorse CAN TV’s founding principles.

In addition to many community producers, CMA Membership includes representatives from:

Kartemquin Films
Toys for Tots Chicagoland Motorcycle Parade
Puerto Rican Cultural Center
LEADER's Network
SEIU Local 73
NAACP - Chicago Westside Branch
Tuskegee Airmen
Washington Park Advisory Council
Fathers Who Care
JustUs for Justice Ministry
Westside Writing Project
Nuclear Energy Information Service
Committee for Labor Access
La Familia Unida
Chicago Media Action
Motorsports Unlimited
Free Spirit Media

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