Democracy and the First Amendment:
All people in a democracy have the right and responsibility to take part in the decisions that affect them and their communities. Freedom of speech is vital to a healthy democracy and is guaranteed in the First Amendment. Access Nashua provides the community with the opportunity for political, cultural, artistic, spiritual, and individual expression on television.
Freedom of expression alone is not enough to ensure a healthy democracy. Citizens must also enter into active discussion and debate in order to participate in solving problems for the common good. Access Nashua promotes the use of non-commercial channel 96 and production facilities as an electronic forum for discussing issues and solving problems.
Diversity and Inclusiveness:
Democracy is most effective in a society in which all members can participate. Access Nashua encourages understanding and collaboration across barriers of race, culture, language, class, gender and age.
The "P" or public channel is used by community members to televise whatever programs they create or sponsor. Many communities provide training on various types of equipment that the public can use to create these programs.
AccessNashua is a non-commercial Public access television facility whose mission is to encourage open extensive communication through AccessNashua while promoting diversity and responsibility. Access Nashua provides production resources, training,and time on the Public access channel.
The facilities are provided exclusively for the production and presentation of non-commercial television programming of interest and / or benefit to the residents of Nashua. AccessNashua's Community Bulletin Board is available to individuals and organizations to publicize non-commercial activities and events.
The membership and Advisory Board of Directors are volunteers who represent various athletic, cultural, educational, religious and community organizations.
As an AccessNashua member, you can learn new skills, meet new or familiar neighbors and friends, or assist your organization or cause in reaching large numbers of TV viewers.
At AccessNashua, you control the content. You'll have access to change what is viewed on TV.
Use the power of TV to meet goals that are important to you.