Communications diversity advocate David Honig is well-known in Washington as the leader of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Counsel. He is also provides legal counseling for the Florida State Conference of NAACP Branches, and has been named a Civil Rights Foot Soldier by that organization.
Honig’s work with MMTC has been largely focused on steering more FCC licenses of all types toward minorities and women. The organization works on many fronts, and even acts as a station broker in service to that goal.
MMTC has recently benefitted from donations of broadcast properties, including notably from radio giant Clear Channel, which it has packaged for resale to both promote its cause and help fund its operations.
The work Honig has done for the Florida NAACP organization has been more general, and has included work on the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case among other things.
Honig’s active participation in the civil rights movement dates all the way back to 1965, when he formed a youth chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference at age 15. He is said to actively encourage members of the MMTC legal staff to keep a hand in general civil rights issues by accepting cases on a pro bono basis.