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The arts need your help


From: D. Sterner (dsterner_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Apr 09 2003 - 13:49:35 PDT

NPR, NEA, and PBS need your support. If you are so inclined please read
the message below and take the steps necessary to show your support. I have.

This petition has been around before, but it is still essential to sign and send. The current Administration is looking to get rid of NPR, the National Endowment of the Arts, and PBS. Please read and forward to your e-mail rolodex. Even if you disagree with the politics - a voice
for both sides must exist and the arts survive.
On NPR's Morning Edition, Nina Totenberg said if the Supreme Court supports Congress, it is in effect the end of the National Public Radio (NPR), NEA &the Public Broadcasting System (PBS).
PBS, NPR and the arts are facing major cutbacks in funding. In spite of the efforts to reduce
costs and streamline services, government officials believe that the funding currently going to these programs is too large for something which is seen as not worthwhile. The only way that our
representatives can be aware of the base of support for PBS and funding for such programs is by making our voices heard.
Please add your name to this petition and forward it to friends who believe in what this stands for. This is for anyone who thinks NPR/PBS is a worthwhile expenditure of $1.12/year of their
taxes. This petition is being passed around the Internet and will be forwarded to the President and the Vice President of the United States. Please add your name to it so funding can be maintained for NPR, PBS & the NEA.
If you prefer not to sign, please don't kill it. Send it to the Email
address listed here:
NOTE: It is preferable that you SELECT (highlight) the entirety of this letter and then COPY it into a new outgoing message, rather than simply forwarding it. In your new outgoing message, add your
name to the bottom of the list, then send it on. (Or do a SEND AGAIN.)
If you happen to be the 150th, 200th, 250th, etc., signer of this petition, please forward a copy to:
 <> This way we can keep track of the lists and organize them.
1113) Alison Lankenau, New York City <!
1114) Clare Brandt, Rhinebeck, NY
1115)Didi Hunter, Rhinebeck,NY
1116) Denise Steerman, Red Hook, NY
1117) Amanda Lee Sterman, New York City
1118) Judson Schwartz, New York City
1119) John F. Siskar, Hamburg, NY
1120) D. L. Sterner, Buffalo, NY