Support a Memorial for Fallen Journalists
Throughout our nation’s history, hundreds of U.S. journalists have lost their lives while doing their jobs so that the American public could stay informed on important matters affecting our country. These journalists and media workers not only deserve our thanks and appreciation, they deserve a lasting acknowledgement of their sacrifice.
The Fallen Journalists Memorial Act of 2019
In June, a bi-partisan group of U.S. Senators and Representatives introduced S. 1969 / H.R. 3465, “The Fallen Journalists Memorial Act of 2019.” If authorized, the Act would authorize the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation raise private funds to build a monument to our lost colleagues on federal land in Washington, D.C.
We believe this memorial will be an important reminder for the public of the journalists and their colleagues whose lives were lost serving their country, and those who continue to risk their lives every day to deliver critical information to their communities. Click below to download an op-ed to run in your news publications supporting the FJM. Scroll down to access resources in support of the Fallen Journalists Memorial, including digital ads and social media graphics.
Please use the following digital ads, provided by the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation, on your websites and social media channels to raise awareness of and rally support for the Fallen Journalist Memorial Act of 2019 and the importance of a memorial to honor journalists who gave their lives in pursuit of the truth, which underpins our democracy.
To download an ad, right-click on it and Select “Save Image As.”
Link the ads to the News Media Alliance Voter Voice page for the Act at https://www.votervoice.net/NewsMedia/campaigns/67595/respond
Social Media Graphics
Please share these graphics on your social media channels to raise awareness of the Fallen Journalist Memorial Act of 2019 and the importance of the memorial.
To download a graphic, right-click on it and Select “Save Image As.”
Link to FallenJournalists.org and use the hashtag #SupportFJM.
Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation press release (12/4/19): Key House Subcommittee Hears Testimony on Fallen Journalists Memorial Act
Alliance blog post (6/28/19): Maryland Stands Up for a Free Press, Honors the Capital Gazette Shooting Victims
To learn more about the Memorial effort, please go to FallenJournalists.org.
If you have any questions or have any reports on your communications with your representatives, please contact Paul Boyle.
What Co-Sponsors of “The Fallen Journalists Memorial Act of 2019” are saying:
Lindsey is the Communications Director for the News Media Alliance. Prior to joining the Alliance, she led communications for a food and nutrition nonprofit in Washington, D.C. for over eight years.