Attn: AMERICANS: Future of NPR, PBS, NEA (fwd)

Subject: Attn: AMERICANS: Future of NPR, PBS, NEA (fwd)
From: Bill Brunson (
Date: Sat Jan 30 1999 - 16:22:46 EST

Dear Friends:

A friend in Philadelphia forwarded this to me this morning
(1/16/99). I consider this to be extremely important especially
in these times of McCarthyism.

I hope that you will sign and forward this petition.

Thank you,


E. Michael Harrington

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 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.

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 or return to me.
Thanks. 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:

Petition: 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
that 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
$0.64 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 ofprograms is by making our
voices heard.

Please add your name to
this list and forward it to friends if you 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
Representative Newt Gingrich, who is the instigator of the action
to cut funding to these worthwhile programs.

* If you happen to be the 150th, 200th, 250th, etc.,
signer of this petition, please forward a copy 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.

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. Or if option is available, do a SEND AGAIN.

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