National Endowment for the Arts, PBS, and NPR petition.

jaxun (
Fri, 27 Mar 1998 23:48:33 -0800

Greetings Folks,

Just got this sent to me. I have no idea if it's a hoax or not, but I
had a few extra minutes so I cleaned it up after the last person sent it
to me and thought I'd share it with y'all.

Apologies to those outside the US.


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National Endowment for the Arts, PBS, and NPR petition.

Please keep this petition rolling. Do not reply to me. Please sign at
the bottom 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 petition is being passed around the Internet. Please add your name
to it so that funding can be maintained for the NEA, NPR & PBS.

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. 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 (not back to me).

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 $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
that 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 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 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: 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.

451) Antonio Rauti, Riverside, CA
452) Carlotta Domeniconi, Riverside, CA
453) Stephanie Fonder, Riverside, CA
454) Sohail Nadimi, Riverside, CA
455) Shirin Etessam, San Francisco, CA
456) Jahanshah Javid, Albany, CA
457) Haleh Nazeri, NY, NY
458) Larry Weissman, NY, NY
459) Hilary Herscher
460) Shena Patel
461) Steven Gutierrez
462) Simon Glick
463) Michael Gillespie, New York, NY
464) Janna Scott, Dallas, TX
465) Robert L. Cordell II, New York, NY
466) Colleen Theis, New York, NY
467) Karen Speer, New York, NY
468) James Karn, New York, NY
469) Raymur Walton, New York, NY
470) Martha Brice Gaillard
471) Martha Gary
472) Howard Stovall, Memphis, TN
473) Pat Mitchell, Memphis,
474) Tara McAdams, Memphis, TN
475) Robert Gordon, Memphis
476) Robert Freed, Richmond, VA
477) Richard Grossman, Richmond, VA
478) Kara Milan, Richmond, VA
479) Chris Deri, New York, NY
480) Audrey J. Denson, Miami Beach, FL
481) Shelley Pasnik, Washington, DC
482) Chris Glawe and Christine Hartman, Tierra Verde, FL
483) Jennifer Dotson, Chicago, IL
484) Jeni Mahoney, Brooklyn, NY
485) Michael Lonergan, New York, NY
486) Helen R. Cook, New York NY
487) Stuart Spencer, Brooklyn NY
488) James Ryan, New York, NY
489) Claire Peterson, New York, NY
490) Anthony D. Cortese, Cambridge, MA
491) Paul Hawken
492) Larry Glover
493) George Greer
494) Dennis McKenna, Marine on St. Croix, MN
495) Tracey Rich, Santa Barbara, CA
496) Ganga White, Santa Barbara, CA
497) K-Lea Gifford, Nashville, TN
498) Mark Deutschmann, Nashville, TN
499) Chelsea Gifford, Nashville, TN
500) Richard Deutschmann, Columbia, MD
501) Robert S. Graetz, McArthur, OH
502) Jean Graetz, McAthur, OH
503) Sue Knepley, Evergreen, CO
504) Jeff Lovejoy, Wellington, CO
505) Corry Mc Kissack
506) Othniel R. Chambers
507) Jeanne Fielden, Tempe, AZ
508) John Fielden, Tempe, AZ
509) Carla Marsh, Kirkland, WA
510) Gary Blessington, Kirkand, WA
511) Wendy Lear, Bellevue, WA
512) Megan Y. Hawgood, Bainbridge Island, WA
513) Adam Ruderman, New York, NY
514) Maureen McSherry, Brooklyn, NY
515) Paulina Bren, New York, NY
516) Kate Brown, Seattle, WA
517) Leslie Rugaber, Seattle, WA
518) Jean McCarthy, Seattle, WA
519) Brett Paine, Seattle,WA
520) Karl Bischoff, Seattle, WA
521) Neil Robertson
522) Jonathan Mulcare, Portland, OR
523) Leslee Dillon Viehoff
524) Donjiro Ban, San Francisco, CA
525) Kelly Sims, San Francisco, CA
526) Kimberly A. Stoilis, CA
527) Andrew McIlrath, SF,CA
528) Yari Ostovany, SF,CA
529) Maryam Ovissi, Boston, MA
530) Nora Vittur, Fairfax, VA
531) Sandra Blake, Herndon, VA
532) Coleman Blake, Herndon, VA.
533) Scott Ainslie, Durham NC
534) Terry Burtyk, Durham NC
535) David E. Sardinha, Cary NC
536) Daniel Kloiber, Lexington KY
537) Katherine E. Baird, Sarasota FL
538) Susan Baird, Lexington KY
539) Thomas A. Lee, Louisville, KY
540) Gretta Thorson, Louisville, KY
541) Mary Sage, Minneapolis, MN
542) Lynn Hunter, Minneapolis, MN
543) Louise Walker, Eagle, CO
544) Billy J. Neal
544) Ann F. Neal
545) Mac McDevitt
546) Karen McDevitt
547) Carl Friedrichs Jr., Santa Fe, NM
548) Debra B Friedrichs, Santa Fe,NM
549) Paul B Friedrichs, San Francisco, CA
550) Randall Musgrave, San francisco, CA
551) Jack Ostrofsky, San Francisco,CA
552) Marti Brown, Richmond, CA
553) Kirk van Druten, Oakland, CA
554) Alex Black, Oakland, CA
555) K. Ruby, San Francisco, CA
556) lori bloustein, san francisco, ca
557) Rachel Kaplan, San francisco, CA
558) Lissie Fein, Oakland CA
558) Peter King, Oakland CA
559) Heather Johnson, San Francisco, CA
560) Larry McLister, San Francisco, CA
561) Laura Ross, San Francisco CA
562) Jack Riggen, Walnut Creek, CA