How to contact national networks

We are releasing our first PSA! We’re incredibly excited to be able to reach people through this medium. And to spread as far as we’d like to, we need your help.

Here’s what you can do to contact national networks, and ask them to air our PSA:

1. Below is a list of email addresses, feedback forms, and social media accounts associated with national networks. Decide which you want to contact, and whether you want to send them a long-form email or feedback form entry, or a short-form Facebook wall post or Twitter @-reply.

Hulu:

  • Brooke Citron, advisers@hulu.com

FOX:

ABC:

CBS 

NBC/MSNBC:

2. Write them an email, feedback form reply, social network wall post, or Tweet; you can work from one of our scripts or write an original message. If you do the latter, remember to link them to the PSA on Youtube, and to tell them why you think this is an important PSA to air.

Long Form Script:

To Whom It May Concern,

As a member of the autism community, I’d like to show you Listen Up, a PSA which was developed by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network in conjunction with Emmy-award winning producer and former US assistant secretary of labor Neil Romano. Listen Up features Autistic people speaking for themselves and challenging common misperceptions, myths, and stereotypes about autism.

April is Autism Acceptance Month–a time when people come together to increase understanding of autism and work for the inclusion and acceptance of autistic people in everyday life. It would mean a lot to me if you’d consider airing this PSA. All too often, the media portrays autism as a public health crisis, and autistics as helpless or dangerous. ASAN is working to change this. Will you join them?

Sincerely,

Tweet Script:

Hi @[network]! Consider airing this PSA about autism, for Autism Acceptance Month? [http://youtu.be/mR37CvpPYUk]

3. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about these instructions and scripts, or if you’d like to tell us about your experience with contacting your local TV station, we’d love to hear from you! Please feel free to email us at acceptance@autisticadvocacy.org.

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