ACM Mission: Promoting Civic Engagement Through Community Media
ACM’s Vision: We envision an ever increasing array of media channels, with communities demanding relevant, factual and hyperlocal content from respected sources. The Alliance for Community Media will be a recognized contributor, aggregator and leader in that movement.
Our guiding principles are: promote free speech, expand civic engagement through local media, collaborate with others, and act with one voice.
The ACM West represents the regional ACM members for the six western states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico and Nevada.
By joining ACM, you add your voice to thousands of others. With telecommunications legislation moving through Congress and many state legislatures, your voice is more important than ever. A map of US PEG access channels can be found here.
The business of the Western States is conducted by members of a regional Board of Directors, and the regional board is one of several across the country working to keep media accessible to the people. If you are interested in joining their efforts, download an explanation of board responsibilities and application.
Notable events each year are the fall conference, which is scheduled this year for October 24-26 in San Jose, CA. At the annual regional conference the WAVE awards (Western Access Video Excellence) honor the best local cable programs from the Western Region.