“Think” With a Capital ‘I’
Some West Virginia legislators spell “think” with a capital ‘I.’
They “think” about a piece of legislation with themselves in mind, not you.
Consider Senate Bill-642 and House Bill-2715, both to reduce legal advertisements for public notice in your local newspaper.
This is the reality for capital “I” legislators:
∫ I live in a city with good internet service.
∫ I can afford the best internet and cable package.
∫ I can afford computers, smart TVs and cell phones.
∫ I think a website would be easier.
∫ I get my news from my cell phone.
∫ I don’t read my community newspaper.
This is the reality for most West Virginians:
∫ Poor internet service as West Virginia ranks 48th in the nation for broadband service.
∫ Cost concerns as West Virginia has the 2nd poorest population in the nation, meaning many households can’t afford the best service, computers and devices.
∫ As many as 789,514 West Virginians, or 44% of the population, either don’t subscribe or don’t have access to quality internet.
∫ Many people are not prepared to search a government website as West Virginia has the 3rd oldest population in the nation.
∫ Your newspaper makes it easy to see the names of any family and friends listed in a legal advertisement.
∫ The best source for local news and advertising — in all 55 counties — is your community newspaper.
Tell your legislators to remember “You” and vote no on SB-642 and HB-2715.