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Re: Please consider signing this petition regarding the Arts

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WRapf
Tue, 16 Mar 1999 18:32:14 EST


> > On NPR Morning Edition this morning, Nina Tottenberg said that
> if the
> >
> > Supreme Court supports Congress, it is in effect the end of
> NEA.
> >
> > Then, there's the question of Congressional funding: Funding
> for
> >
> > NPR/NEA & PBS. 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, some
> >
> > government officials believe that the funding currently going
> to these
> >
> > programs is too large a portion of funding for something which
> is seen
> >
> > as not worthwhile.
> >
> > 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. 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 committees each
> have 13
> >
> > subcommittees with jurisdiction over many programs and
> agencies. Each
> >
> > subcommittee 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.
> >
> > The only way that our representatives 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 and forward it to friends
> who
> >
> > believe in what this stands for. This list will be forwarded
> to the
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > This petition is being passed around the Internet. Please add
> your
> >
> > name to it so that funding can be maintained for the NEA, NPR
> & PBS.
> >
> > Please keep this petition rolling. Do not reply to me. Please
> sign and
> >
> > forward to others to sign. If you prefer not to sign please
> send to
> >
> > the e-mail address indicated. This is being forwarded to
> several
> >
> > people at once to add their names to the petition. It won't
> matter if
> >
> > many people receive the same list as the names are being
> managed. This
> >
> > is for anyone who thinks NPR/PBS is a worthwhile expenditure
> of
> >
> > $1.12/year of their taxes, a petition follows.
> >
> > If you sign, please forward on to others. If not, please
> don't kill
> >
> > it - send it to the email address listed here:
> >
> > wein2688 or kubi7975
> >
> > ****If you happen to be the 150th, 200th, 250th, etc. signer
> of this
> >
> > petition, please forward a copy to:
> wein2688.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > NOTE: It is preferable that you SELECT 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 if option is
> available, do a
> >
> > SEND AGAIN.
> >

> > 801) James Stephens, Chicago, IL
> > 802} Tod Thilleman, Bklyn, NY
> > 803) Joanne Kesten, Los Angeles, CA
> > 804) Roslyn Kaiser, Washington, DC
> 805) Sonia Pressman Fuentes, Potomac, MD
> 806) Jacqueline Michot Ceballos - Lafayette, LA
> 807) Michele Ceballos-Opendance-Phoenix,AZ
> 808) Deb Gregory - Phoenix, AZ
809) Patrice Czapski - Boston, MA.
810) Heather Pillar, Boston, MA
811) Tom Pado, Taipei, Taiwan
812) Kim Carter, Amherst, NH
813) Pat Anderson, Amherst, NH
814) William Rapf, Amherst, NH