|The WGAW’s Political Department advocates on public policy issues of direct concern to writers and the Guild and also oversees contributions to the WGAW PAC. Our goal is to educate and organize broad support among WGAW members and provide Guild members with access to elected representatives and other government officials. We foster member participation in the political process, including testifying before legislative and regulatory bodies, writing op-eds, blogs, articles and letters to elected officials in order to influence opinion and public policy. Working with coalition partners our goal is to enhance the WGAW’s independent voice on behalf of our writers/members.
Keep the Internet free from corporate gatekeepers and open to anyone interested in distributing legal content.
Prevent further corporate concentration of the country’s media, and, when possible, work to repeal detrimental decisions made by previous legislative and regulatory bodies.
Health Benefits, Pension Protection and Other Labor Rights
Ensuring fair treatment for labor-management benefit plans and fair procedures for workers who wish to form and join unions for the purpose collective bargaining.
Open up distribution so that independent producers can thrive again in the entertainment industry.
Piracy Prevention and Copyright Protection
Defend copyright protection and support efforts to eliminate piracy, through graduated response and enforcement regime.
The Killing's Veena Sud addresses the FCC prior to historic vote to preserve the open Internet
Congressman Tony Cardenas announces his opposition to the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger
Shield Creator Shawn Ryan Testifies to Senate on Future of Video Marketplace
WGAW President Chris Keyser testifies before Senate opposing AT&T/DirecTV merger
The Fight for an Open Internet
Why the Charter–Time Warner Cable Merger is a Bad Deal
WGAW screenwriter tells the writer's side of the story at a Sacramento forum on net neutrality.
Political Action and Advocacy
With the future of net neutrality at stake and the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable and AT&T/DirecTV mergers looming, the WGAW intensifies its work in Washington.