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

Subject: Re: Attn: AMERICANS: Future of NPR, PBS, NEA (fwd)
From: Gayle/Reinhard (
Date: Sat Jan 30 1999 - 20:43:00 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.
>547 Margaret Tuitt, Somerville, MA
>548 Susan Berstler, Somerville, MA
>549 Betsy Troutman, Seattle, WA
>550 Robert Rufh, Seattle, WA
>551 Andrew Chase, Seattle, WA
>552 Kay Chase, Kalamazoo, MI
>553 Jackie Driscoll, Kalamazoo, MI
>554 Martha Driscoll, Arlington, MA
>555 Priscilla Sanville, Arlington, MA
>556 Michael Gigante, Brattleboro, VT
>557 Carrie Yamaoka, NY, NY
>558 Joy Episalla, NY, NY
>559 Adam Simon, Hoboken, NJ
>560 Matthew Sharpe, New York, NY
>561 Nick Balaban, NY
>562 Jerry Everard, Seattle, WA
>563 Robin Hughes, Seattle, WA
>564 Lori Dirks, Seattle, WA
>565 April Richards, Seattle, WA
>566 Dawn Rains, Seattle, WA
>567 Kim Gonzales, Seattle, WA
>568 Anne Shrauner, Seattle, WA
>569 Rachel Whalen, Seattle, WA
>570 Anne Copeland, Seattle, WA
>571 Jennifer Creegan, Seattle, WA
>572 Jane Ray, Seattle, WA
>573 Jack Levinson, New York City
>574 Anne Corliss Dunham
>575 Teresa Elena Lee
>576 Bruce Gregory Shackelford
>577 Kevin Patrick Kennedy
>576 Christy Kennedy
>577 Kristi Smith, Longmont, Colorado
>578 JoAnne Zingo-Hargis, Lawrence, KS
>579 Dixie F Lovell, St Louis, MO
>580 Kajira Djoumahna, Santa Rosa, CA
>581 Carolena Nericcio, San Francisco, CA
>582 Nadia Khastagir, San Francisco CA
>583 James Whitehead, Oakland, Ca
>584 Tom Juarez, South San Francisco, CA
>585 Ruby Udell Grad, Woodacre, CA
>586 Sylvia Spears, San Francisco, Ca
>587 John Hanft, San Francisco, Ca
>588 Bevan Vinton, Piedmont, CA
>589 Anne Underwood Grant, Horse Shoe, NC
>590 Judith C Berman, New York, NY
>591 Leonard A Sharzer, New York, NY
>592 Edwin Schmith, Cleveland, OH
>593 Ron Wilner, Baltimore, MD
>594 Connie Parr, Baltimore, MD
>595 Cynthia A Belcher, Baltimore, MD
>596 Carol A Mick, Upper Tract, WV
>597 John Eckman, Harrisonburg, VA
>598 Carl Droms, Linville, VA
>599 Yvonne Droms, Linville, VA
>600 Laurel M Donahue, Portland, OR
>601 Trish Flaster, Boulder CO
>602 Kerry Hughes, Mill Valley, CA
>603 Kevin Dickey, Mill Valley, CA
>604 Jesse Hiller, San Francisco, CA
>605 John S Bello, San Francisco, CA
>606 Susan L Bello, Mounds, OK
>607 Paul A Bello, Mounds, OK
>608 Stanley Fisher, Mt Shasta, CA
>609 Gary Kelly, New York, N.Y.
>610 Cynthia Reed, New York, N.Y.
>611 Jack London, Chicago, IL
>612 Charlene Canali, Miami, FL
>613 Mark Krumich, Miami, FL
>614 Rex Benincasa, NYC, NY
>615 Jenna Lee, NYC, NY
>616 Meghan Cary, NYC, NY
>617 Eugene Beck, Toronto,Ontario,Canada
>618 Margaret Storer, Coupeville, WA
>619 Buell Neidlinger, Coupeville, WA
>620 Darol Anger, Oakland, CA
>621 Willa Rabinovitch, Oakland, CA
>622 Mel Martin, Novato, CA
>623 Lee Greene , NY, NY
>624 Mike Lee, Brooklyn, NY
>625 Charles Young, WI
>626 Fernando Meza, MN
>627 Clifton Ware, MN
>628 Bill McIver, Greensboro, NC
>629 Marjore Chronister, Los Angeles, CA
>630 Richard Chronister, Los Angeles, CA
>631 Margaret Lorince, Isle of Palms , SC
>632 Barton Hudson, Morgantown, WV
>633 Robert Thieme, Morgantown, WV
>634 Alan P Kefauver, Baltimore, MD
>635 Phillip A M Kolker, Baltimore, MD
>636 Mary C Plaine, Baltimore, MD
>637 Warren Powell, St Petersburg, FL
>638 Mario Estrada, St Petersburg, FL
>639 Jeffrey H Chan, Sebastopol, CA
>640 Amy Danzeisen, Petaluma, CA
>641 Neil Hancock, Petaluma, CA
>642 Jenny Blaker, Cotati, CA
>643 A A Nagy, Cotati, CA
>644 Deborah Slater, Sausalito, CA
>645 Hilary Bryan, Oakland, CA
>646 Christopher Ryan, Madison, WI
>647 Jeffrey Sykes, Madison, WI
>648 Michael Zenge, Chapel Hill, NC
>649 Jeanine Zenge, Chapel Hill, NC
>650 Mary Bartholomew, Asheville, NC
>651 Leland Bartholomew, Asheville, NC
>652 Walter A Damtoft, Asheville, NC
>653 Monroe S Wechsler, Chapel Hill, NC
>654 Lorraine Wechsler, Chapel Hill, NC
>655 Stephen I Kaplan, Oak Ridge, TN
>656 Caryl F Kaplan, Oak Ridge, TN
>657 Allan Kaplan, Seattle, WA
>658 Roger Jordan, Boulder, CO
>659 Jacob Blass, Boulder, CO
>660 Elliott Blass Amherst MA
>661 Gordon Burghardt, Knoxville, TN
>662 Thomas Robertson, Knoxville, TN
>663 Gary Graser, Honolulu, HI
>664 Tom Graser, Austin, TX
>665 Jeff Wagers, Austin, TX
>666 Stewart Davis, Houston, TX
>667 Kay Kimball, Houston, TX
>668 DeAnn Reyes, Houston, TX
>669 Carlos Reyes, Houston, TX
>670 Trevor Cooper, La Jolla, CA
>671 Anna Lisa Storey, Bishop, CA
>672 Lo Lyness, Bishop, CA
>673 Kathryn Anderson, Bishop, CA
>674 Barbara Joan Boyer, San Diego, CA
>675 Barton H. Boyer III, San Dieto, CA
>676 Betty Cannon, Coronado, CA.
>677 Obie Porteous, Novato, CA.
>678 Christy Cannon, Novato, CA
>679 Susan Longstreet, Alexandria,VA
>680 Caryl Bernstein, Bethesda, MD
>681 Ellen Passov, Dobbs Ferry, New York
>682 Stacey Dawson, San Francisco, CA
>683 Alice do Valle, San Francisco, CA
>684 Karl Kramer, San Francisco, CA
>685 Michael Eisenscher, Berkeley, CA
>686 Eugene Marner, Franklin, NY
>687 Mindy Wexler-Marks, New York City
>688 Daniel Epner, New York City
>689 Arthur Jones, Denver, CO
>690 Anita Hanawalt, La Verne, CA
>691 Jay Hanawalt, La Verne, CA
>692 Suzanne Mock, Truckee, CA
>693 Neal Mock, Truckee, CA
>694 Constance A. Kingsley, Norfolk, VA
>695 Michelle L. Mead, New London, CT
>696 Jean-Michel M. Mead, New London, CT
>697 Frank and Claire Cerasoli, Stamford, CT
>698 Janet Potter, Brooklyn, NY
>699 Nini Gridley, Norfolk, CT
>700 Heather Bolyn-Becker, Pottstown, PA
>701 Trip Becker, Pottstown, PA
>702 B. Aronica, Stamford, CT
>703 Susan Stillman, White Plains, NY
>704 David Delucia, White Plains, NY
>705 Jennifer Poueymirou
>706 Wendy Wolf
>707 Reiko Yamamoto, Detroit, MI
>708 Priya Bhogaonker, San Francisco, CA
>709 David Meltzer, New College of California, San Francisco, CA
>710 Alan Kaufman, San Francisco, California
>711 Vadim Litvak, San Jose, California
>712 John M. Paulsen, Santa Cruz, California
>713 Joel W. Paulsen, Fremont, California
>714 Diane L. Gowan, California
>715 Patti Sanchez, San Jose, California
>716 Michelle Martin, Sunnyvale, California
>717 John Thomas, Beaverton, Oregon
>718 Jana Sesonske, Olympia, Washington
>719 Ken Stallcup, Olympia, Washington
>720 Pam Burroff-Murr, Williamsport, Indiana
>721 Loren Olson, West Lafayette, Indiana
>722 Alfred Pounders, West Lafayette, Indiana
>723 Susan Ung, San Diego, CA.
>724 John Guidarelli, San Diego
>725 Randall Tweed, La Mesa, CA 91941
>726 Patrick Setzer, Lemon Grove, CA 91945
>727 Alfred Blatter, Media, PA 19063
>728 E. Michael Harrington, Franklin TN 37064-4942
>728 Richard Brooks,Brooklyn, NY
>729 James Dashow
>730 William Brunson, Stockholm, Sweden
>731 Reinhard Reitzenstein, Grimsby, Canada

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