> > 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