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Chris Merriam (
Thu, 8 Feb 1996 12:49:12 -0700

I hope you won't mind, dear friends, my enlisting your help with something
that is very important to me. If you know me at all, you know that I am a
fan of the performing arts. So, understandably, when I got this letter, I
became quite distressed. Please help me to help our poor misguided
politicians to see the foolishness of further cutting funding to the arts.
All you have to do is follow the instructions in the letter.

Thank you for your help
: )

>>Add your name to the list and forward it on... (Please edit out headers!)
>>PBS, NPR (National Public Radio), and the arts are facing major cutbacks in
>>funding. In spite of the efforts of each station to reduce spending costs
>>and streamline their services, the government officials believe that the
>>funding currently going to these programs is too large a portion of funding
>>for something which is seen as "unworthwhile". Currently, taxes from the
>>general public for PBS equal $1.12 per person per year, and the National
>>Endowment for the Arts equals $.64 a year in total.
>>A January 1995 CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll indicated that
>>76% of Americans wish to keep funding for PBS, third only
>>to national defense and law enforcement as the most valuable programs
>>for federal funding. Each year, the Senate and House Appropriations
>>commitees each have 13 subcommitees with jurisdiction over many
>>programs and agencies.
>>Each subcommitee passes its own appropriation bill. The goal each year is
>>to have each bill signed by the beginning of the fiscal year, which is
>>October 1. In the instance of the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, the
>>bill determines the funding for the next three years.
>>When this issue comes up in 1996, the funding will be determined for
>>fiscal years 1996-1998. The only way that ourrepresentatives can be
>>aware of the base of support for PBS and funding for these types of
>>programs is by making our voices heard. Please add your name to this list
>>if you believe in what we stand for. This list will be forwarded to
>>President of the United States, the Vice President of
>>the United States, and Representative Newt Gingrich, who is the
>>instigator of the action to cut funding to these worthwhile programs.
>>If you happen to be the 50th, 100th, 150th, etc. signer of this
>>petition, please forward a copy to
>>wein2688. If
>>that address is inoperative, please send it to
>>This way we can keep track of the lists and organize them.
>>Forward this to everyone you know, and help us to keep these programs alive.
>>thank you.
>>>> >
>> 1. Elizabeth Weinert, student, University of Northern
>> Colorado, Greeley, Colorado.
>> 2. Nikki Marchman, student, University of Northern
>> Colorado, Greeley, Colorado.
>> 3. Laura King, Salt Lake City, Utah
>> 4. Mary Lambert, San Francisco, CA
>> 5. Sam Tucker, Seattle, WA
>> 6. Steve Mack, Seattle, WA
>> 7. Stacy Shelley, Sub Pop Records, Seattle, WA.
>> 8. Amy Saaed, Seattle, WA
>> 9. Jill Hudgins, Atlanta, GA
>> 10. Alex Goolsby, student, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
>> 11. Aisha K. McGriff, North Carolina School of Science and Math
>> 12. Amy Brushwood, North Carolina School of Science and Math
>> 13. Mason Blackwell, student and generally great guy, The College of
>>>> > William and Mary
>> 14. Melinda Murphy, student, St. Mary's College of Maryland
>> 15. Amy Raphael, student, University of Pennsylvania
>> 16. Mat Costanzo, student and avid grover fan, University of Richmond.
>> 17. Richard Galinski, student and enthusiastic Cookie Monster
>> supporter, Wake Forest University
>> 18. Jennifer Moore, student, Carnegie Mellon University
>> 19. Allison Make, student, Brandeis University
>> 20. Harlan Toplitzky, student and public television producer, Brandeis
>> University
>> 21. Randy Levitt, student, Brandeis University
>> 22. Valerie Levitt, student, Brandeis University
>> 23. Erica Miller,student and great lover of true art in puppet
>> theatre, New York University
>> 24. Jobert Barin, student, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
>> 25. Jeffrey Schmidt, student, California State Polytechnic >> >University,
>> 26. Stephen Schmidt, Sales Mgr. San Diego, CA
>> 27. Chris Cobb, Santa Clara, CA
>> 28. Guy Cross, Oracle Corp, Redwood Shores, CA
>> 29. Chip Lange, EA SPORTS, San Mateo, CA
>> 30. Kathy Progar, The 3DO Company, Redwood City, CA
>> 31. Melissa Svihovec, FutureTel Inc., Santa Clara, CA
>> 32. John Salera, The 3DO Company, Redwood City, CA
>> 33. Noelle Lehmann, The 3DO Company, Redwood City, CA
>> 34. Maria Toepfer, The 3DO Company, Redwood City, CA
>> 35. Richard D. Titus, Motion Picture Corporation of America. Beverly Hills
>> 36. Jed Weintrob, MPCA, Santa Monica, CA.
>> 37. Catherine Park, Infogrames Multimedia, Santa Monica,CA.
>> 38. Jason Rubinstein, DreamWorks, Universal City, CA
>> 39. Jim Stern, ImagiNation Network, Burlingame, CA
>> 40. Romeo Baldeviso, Netscape Communications Corp., Mountain View, CA
>> 41. Sabina Ahmed, AirTouch Communications, San Francisco, CA
>> 42. Sayeed Choudhury, Wind River Systems, Alameda, CA
>> 43. Samina Choudhury, Hewlett-Packard Co, Andover, MA
>> 44. Famin Ahmed, student and journalist, University of Southern California,
>>Los Angeles, CA
>> 45. Hillary Broome, student, USC, Los Angeles, CA
>> 46. Abhijit Das, Legal Assistant, Teitelbaum Hiller Rodman et al, New York
>> 47. Jeff Inglis, User Support Specialist, Middlebury Language Schools,
>>Middlebury, Vermont
>> 48. Beth Moloney, Community Manager, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio
>> 49. Irene E. Daly, student, University of New Hampshire
>> 50. Travis Bedard, Student, Universtiy of New Hampshire
>> 51. Kristen Carnes, Student, University of New Hampshire
>> 52. Tonya Wheel, student, University of New Hampshire
>> 53. Jef Drawbaugh, student, Universty of Vermont
>> 54. Adam Young, student and PBS child, University of Vermont
>> 55. Leann Fontaine, student, University of Vermont
>> 56. Leanne Boufford, student, University of Vermont
>> 57. Christopher Spooner, student, University of Vermont
>> 58. Douglas Parker, student, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute
>> 59. Kelly Keenan, Texcel Research Inc, Cambridge, MA
>> 60. Chris Parker, student, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute
>> 61. Kendra Millis, ACTR/ACCELS, Washington, DC
>> 62. Michelle Girard, ACTR/ACCELS, Washington, DC
>> 63. Laurie Girard, NCHGR/NIH, Bethesda, MD
>> 64. Rakesh Raju, programmer, Disney Feature Animation, Burbank, CA
>> 65. Joe Bilman, Interactive Media Developer, High Techsplanations, Inc
>> 66 Matthew Schlanger, Interactive Media Developer, Black Hammer Productons,
>>inc., NY, NY
>> 67. Marianne R. Petit, Fund for the City of New York, NY NY
>> 68. Liz Doherty, NTT AD USA, NY, NY
>> 69. Carl Machover, President, Machover Associates and ASCI Wh
> 70. Bonnie Wyper; WebFoot Productions, Content Developers; NYC,NY
>> 80. David Konigsberg, Artist/Writer, New York NY
>>81. Joan Lohr, Dance Teacher, Boston, MA
82. Lani Cruz,12 Hugs Children's Centers, San Bruno, CA
>>83. Mary Robb, Bellevue, WA
>>84. Christine Merriam, Art Educator, Kayenta, AZ

Christine Merriam, Art Specialist
Kayenta Intermediate School
PO Box 337
Kayenta, Az 86033