Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-9) has joined lead Democratic cosponsor Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-8) (@RepJeffries) in supporting H.R.1283, the Songwriter Equity Act of 2015. The bill, introduced by Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA-9) (@RepDougCollins), continues to gain support on Capitol Hill, and Congresswoman Kaptur’s cosponsorship is welcome news to BMI affiliates in Ohio and across the country. Congresswoman Kaptur serves on the House Appropriations Committee, where she is the Ranking Member of the Energy and Water Development Subcommittee.
If passed, the SEA will protect the rights and royalties of music creators, making it vitally important that Members of Congress hear from their constituents in their home states so that they speak up on your behalf. If you have not already done so, please make your voice heard by contacting your Congressional Representative and Senators via BMI’s online SEA tool at www.bmi.com/advocacy. Tweet your thanks for Congresswoman Kaptur’s support at @RepMarcyKaptur.