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RE: NPR/PBS Petition

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Katherine Randolph (krand)
Wed, 21 Oct 1998 12:04:30 -0700


Even though the internet is becoming a powerful tool for grass roots
activism, this petition is unfortunately not a valid vehicle for it.

It's been going around the internet for several years (in various forms).
Whenever anyone sends the gathered signatures in to the address indicated
(wein2688.), they get back a terse response saying that
the petition is spam mail, and won't be passed on to the Senate
Appropriations committee -- or anyone. I know, I've gotten such a
response.

Sorry for the disappointing news.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan.Matthies [Jonathan.Matthies]
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 1998 10:27 AM
To: artsednet.edu
Subject: NPR/PBS Petition

Hey all,
Just wanted to share a little activism with you, read on.....

>NPR/PBS Petition - Quick Sign
>
>
>
>The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the issue of whether public funding
>to an artist can be linked with the idea of whether the art is'decent.'
>After the Robert Mapplethorpe "scandal" not so long ago, Congress passed
>a law that for an artist's art to receive public money via the National
>Endowment for the Arts, it must be deemed decent.
>
>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 or *highlight* the entirety of
>this letter and then COPY it into a new outgoing message rather than
>simply forwarding it. Or if option is available, do a SEND AGAIN.
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
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>600) Jill Meyer, Studio City, CA
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>601) Alan H. Simon, Sherman Oaks, CA
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>602) Donald G. Eisen, Indiana, PA
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>603) Barbara Eisen, Indiana, PA
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>604) Ed Simpson, Indiana, PA
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>605) Barbara Blackledge, Indiana, PA
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>606) David Zarko, NYC, NY
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>607) Thomas Cannold, Orlando, FL
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>608) Sandy Pokras, Truckee, CA
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>609) Richard Skeie, Incline Village, NV
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>610) Pamela Skeie, Incline Village, NV
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>611) Robert Gongloff, Black Mountain, NC
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>612) Laura Phail, Winston-Salem, NC
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>613) Bett Hargrave, Lexington, NC
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>614) Laura McDuffee, Greensboro, NC
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>615) James R. Moody, Waynesville, NC
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>616) William J. Shaw, Ft Myers, FL
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>617) Larry R. Hanson, Ft Myers, Fl
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>618) R.W. Anderson, Fort Myers, FL
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>619) Louise T. Anderson, Fort Myers, FL
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>620) John D. Anderson, Fort Myers, FL
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>621) Rev Jack Bittler, St. Petersburg, FL
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>622) Marjorie Dearmont, Houston, TX
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>623) Ann Lohmann, Spring, TX
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>624) Linda Sievers, Monroe, LA
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>625) Elisabeth Gibson
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>626) Pat Grant
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>627) Angela Weaser, Normal, IL
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>628) Kimberly Maselli, Evanston, IL
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>629) Reginald Gibbons, Evanston IL
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>630) Jamie Brunson, New York, NY
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>631) Annette E. Sanders, Philadelphia, PA
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>632) Samuel F. Reynolds, Philadelphia, PA
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>633) Mark Cofta, Philadelphia, PA
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>634) Susan McKey/Benjamin Lloyd, Philadelphia, PA
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>635) Reginald Gibbons, NW University, Evanston IL 60208
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>636) Barbara Dilley, Boulder, CO
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>637) Nancy Stark Smith, Northampton, MA
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>638) Steve Paxton, E. Charleston, VT
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>639) Lisa Nelson, E. Charleston, VT
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>640) Paula Josa-Jones, Chilmark, MA
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>641) Pam White, Chilmark, MA
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>642) Peggy Gould, NYC
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>643) Tim White, San Anselmo, CA
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>644) Miranda Mar, Los Angeles, CA
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>645) Lynn Swearingen, Boulder, CO
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>646) Bridget Erdmann, San Francisco, CA
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>647) Jim Petrick, San Francisco, CA
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>648) Lauren Fogel, Portola Valley, CA
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>649) Claire Brassert, San Francisco, CA
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>650) Anne Jamison, Chicago, IL
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>651) Andrea Wickham, New York, NY
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>652) Jessica Wickham, Brooklyn, NY
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>653) Mary H. Lorimer, W Long Branch, NJ
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>654) Janis Jolcuvar, Santa Monica, CA
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>655) Nancy A. Kist, Jersey City, NJ
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>656) Bruce T. Herbert, Seattle, WA
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>657) Anne Albritton, Madrid, Spain
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>658) Richard Stephens, Madrid, Spain
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>659) Jonathan Forgash, NYC, NY
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>660) Barbara Glaser, Austin, TX
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>661) Jim Blomquist, Chicago, IL
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>662) Amy Rechenmacher, Evanston, IL
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>663) Jayne Flores, Agana, Guam
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>664) Jim Renza
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>665) Ramon A Noya, Atlanta, GA
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>666) Visitacion A Noya, Atlanta, GA
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>667) Geoff Baker, Atlanta, GA
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>668) Richard Gann, Atlanta, GA
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>669) Anthony Thompson, LA, CA
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>670) Carol Cetrone, LA, CA
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>671) Debra Spinelli LA, CA
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>672) Weba Garretson, LA, CA
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>673) Joy Silverman, LA, CA
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>674) Connie Samaras, LA, CA
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>675) Allan deSouza, LA, CA
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>676) Susan Canning, N.Y., N.Y.
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>677) Paysha Stockton, Juneau, AK
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>678) Nicole Hartogh, Minneapolis, MN
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>679) Neal Burns, Austin, TX
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>679) Patty Alvey, Austin, TX
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>680) Dominic Lasorsa, Austin, TX
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>681) John L. Hochheimer, Ithaca, NY
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>682) Adam Wodon, Bettendorf, IA
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>683) Marcy Norton Wodon, Bettendorf, IA
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>684) Ashley Potts, Plano, TX
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>685) Stephen Marshall, San Francisco, CA
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>686) Deborah Dick, El Cerrito, CA
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>687) Chris Wilkes, San Francisco, CA
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>688) Tedd Godager, San Francisco, CA
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>689) Rachel Bolger, Madison, WI
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>690) Kate Schachter, Madison WI
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>691) Keith McManus, Core,WV
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>692) Beth Molaro, Gap Mills, WV
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>693) Judi Ashe, Black Mtn., NC
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>694) Anke Summerhill, Salt Lake City, UT
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>695) David T. Pollard, Chesterfield, VA
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>696) Pamela Bruner, Lawrence, KS
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>697) Carl Thor, Vancouver, WA
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>698) Allen Macfarlane, Lawrence, KS
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>699) Andy Robinson, LA, CA
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>700) Mick Garris, LA, CA
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>701) John D*Agostino, San Diego, CA
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>702) Amy De Groot, San Diego, CA
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>703) Todd Ellison, Tehachapi, CA
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>704) Preston Reed, Minneapolis, MN
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>705) Evie Barton, South Bend, IN
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>706) Fred Gifford, East Lansing, MI
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>707) Jonathan Liffgens, Chicago, IL
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>708) John Dale, Pasadena, CA
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>709) Mark McVay, Los Angeles, CA
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>710) Hiroshi Matsubara, Seattle, WA
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>711) Bertha M. Martinez, Bellevue, WA
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>712) Alexandra Yessios, Columbus, OH
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>713) Craig Beddow, Minneapolis, MN
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>714) Craig Johnson, Burnsville, MN
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>715) Kerry Haglund, Wyoming MN
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>716) Teri Ryan, Lindstrom MN
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>717) Tom Mach, Cumberland, WI
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>718) Melissa Schoeffel, Flagstaff, AZ
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>719) Jonathan Matthies, Flagstaff, AZ

Jonathan Matthies
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NAU Bookstore
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