On NPR's Morning Edition last week, Nina Totenberg said that if the
Supreme Court supports Congress, it is in effect the end of the National
Public Radio (NPR), NEA & the Public Broadcasting System (PBS).
PBS, NPR 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. 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 and
the Vice President of the United States. This petition is being passed
the Internet. Please add your name to it so that funding can be
maintained for NPR, PBS, & the NEA.
HOW TO SIGN & FORWARD: IT'S EASY: 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 below.
DON'T WORRY ABOUT DUPLICATES. 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:
If you happen to be the 150th, 200th, 250th, etc., signer of this
please forward a copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This way we can keep track of the lists and organize them. NOTE: It is
preferable that you SELECT (highlight) the entirety of this letter and
then COPY it into a new outgoing message, rather than simply forwarding
it. In your new outgoing message, add your name to the bottom of the list,
then send it on. Or if option is available, do a SEND AGAIN.
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