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Petition for Arts Funding

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Maahmaah (Maahmaah)
Sat, 9 May 1998 20:31:53 EDT

Do You Want to Sign This?
Tue, 28 Apr 1998 12:47:40 -0500
From: jimhope

TO: people that may be interested in the arts and the arts programs.

Subect: National Endowment for the Arts, NPR, PBS Petition

Please keep this petition rolling. Do not reply to me. Please sign at
bottom and forward to others to sign. If you prefer not to sign please
send to
the e-mail address indicated ( wein2688) Thanks.

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.

This is being forwarded to several people at once to add their names to
petition. It won't matter if many people receive the same list as the
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 (not back to me). If not, please don't kill it-send it to
the email
address listed here: wein2688

PBS, NPR (National Public Radio), and the arts are facing major cutbacks

funding. In spite of the efforts of each station to reduce spending
costs and
streamline their services, some government officials believe that the
currently going to these programs is too large a portion of funding for
something which is seen as not worthwhile. Currently,taxes from the
public for PBS equal $1.12 per person per year, and the National
Endowment for
the Arts equals $0.64 a year.

A January 1995 CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll indicated that 76% of
Americans wish to keep funding for PBS, this percentage of people
polled is
surpassed only by national defense and law enforcement as the programs
are the most valuable 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

The only way that our representatives can be aware of the base of
PBS and funding for these types of programs is by making our voices

Please add your name to this list and forward it to friends if
believe in what we stand for. This list will be forwarded to the
President of
the United States, the Vice President of the United States, and
Newt Gingrich, who is the instigator of the action to cut funding to
worthwhile programs.

*If you happen to be the 150th, 200th, 250th, etc. signer of
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

Thank you.


NOTE: It is preferable that you SELECT the entirety of this
and then COPY it into a new outgoing message rather than simply

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