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Action Alert: Help Diversify Television Writing Rooms

We are getting very close to New York state passing legislation that would incentivize diversifying television writing rooms.

The outpouring of emails and phone calls from WGAE members has captured Albany’s attention, and there is a very good chance that legislation will be voted on before the Assembly and the Senate end their legislative session this month.

The bills – A 7373 A and S 5370A – would modify the existing production tax credit slightly to provide a credit for hiring New York women and people of color to write; we hope this will also bring more TV writers rooms to New York for everyone’s benefit.

There are three people who can make this happen. Three legislators who decide whether to bring the bills before the Senate and the Assembly for a vote. The time is now to call these people to urge them to schedule floor votes on the bills. Please take a few minutes right now to call

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (Democrat)
518-455 3791 

(“Please schedule A 7373A for a vote of the entire Assembly before the end of the current session.”)

Senate Majority Coalition Leader Dean Skelos (Republican)
518-455 3171 

(“Please schedule S 5370A for a vote of the entire Senate before the end of the current session.”)

Senate Majority Coalition Leader Jeffrey Klein (Independent Democrat)
518-455-3595 

(“Please schedule S 5370A for a vote of the entire Senate before the end of the current session.”)