cj#403> email petition re/NEA funding (FYI)


Richard Moore

Date: Sat, 13 Jan 1996
To: <long list of individuals>
From: •••@••.••• (Chris Thorman)
Subject: Electronic petition to keep PBS/NPR alive

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        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, the government officials
believe that the funding currently going to these programs is too large
a portion of funding for something which is seen as "unworthwhile".
Currently, taxes from the general public for PBS equal $1.12 per person
peryear, and the National Endowment for the Arts equals $.64 a year in

        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 commitees each have
13 subcommitees with jurisdiction over many programs and agencies.  Each
subcommitee 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.  In the instance of the Corporation of Public Broadcasting,
the bill determines the funding for the next three years. When this
issue comes up in 1996, the funding will be determined for fiscal years

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 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 5th,
10th, 15th, etc. signer of this petition, please forward a copy to
•••@••.•••. 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 alive.  Thank you.

1. Mary Austin, Print Historian, San Francisco, CA
2. Chris Thorman, Engineer, San Francisco, CA


 Posted by Richard K. Moore (•••@••.•••) Wexford, Ireland
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