Originally published: January 9, 2013
Last updated: January 9, 2013 - 9:53pm
The Women's Media Center, co-founded by Jane Fonda, is urging President Barack Obama to nominate a woman as the next chair of the Federal Communications Commission.
Current FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has not announced his departure, but there’s a great deal of speculation he will step down. "In its nearly 80-year history, the FCC has never had a female chair. Appointing a woman is not just a symbolic step. The next FCC chair should promote diversity and increase competition in telecommunications and in media," said WMC President Julie Burton. The center was founded by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem to "make women visible and powerful in the media."
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