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NPR petition (fwd)

Mary Jo and others:

I hope you will not mind my forwarding this petition to the fminor list.  
It seemed appropriate.

>>>> To Add Your Name to this list, copy this message onto a new piece of mail,
>>>> type in your name onto the bottom of the list, and send it to a new group
>>>> people.
>>>> 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 per year,
>>>> and the National Endowment for the Arts equals $.64 a year in total.
>>>> 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
>>>> 1996-1998.
>>>> 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 50th, 100th, 150th, etc. signer of this petition,
>>>> please forward a copy to wein2688@blue.univnorthco.edu. If that address
>>>> is inoperative, please send it to kubi7975@blue.univnorthco.edu.  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.)  Elizabeth Weinert, student, University of Northern Colorado,
>>>>      Greeley, Colorado.
>>>> 2.)  Robert M. Penn; San Francisco, CA
>>>> 3.)  Gregory S. Williamson, San Francisco, CA
>>>> 4.)  Daniel C. Knightly, Austin, TX
>>>> 5.)  Andrew H. Knightly, Los Angeles, CA
>>>> 6.)  Aaron C. Yeater, Somerville, MA
>>>> 7.)  Tobie M. Cornejo, Washington, DC
>>>> 8.) John T. Mason, Dalton, MA
>>>> 9.) Eric W. Fish, Williamstown, MA
>>>> 10.) Courtney E. Estill, Hamilton College, NY
>>>> 11.) Vanessa Moore, Northfield, MN
>>>> 12.) Lynne Raschke, Haverford College, PA
>>>>      (originally Minnesota)
>>>> 13.) Deborah Bielak, Haverford, PA
>>>> 14.) Morgan Lloyd, Haverford, PA 19041
>>>> 15.) Galen Lloyd, Goucher College, MD
>>>> 16.) Brian Eastwood, University of Vermont, VT
>>>> 17.) Elif Batuman, Harvard University, MA
>>>> 18) Kohar Jones, Yale University, CT
>>>> 19.) Claudia Brittenham, Yale University, CT
>>>> 20.) Alexandra Block, Yale University, CT
>>>> 21.) Susanna Chu, Yale University, CT
>>>> 22.) Michelle Chen, Harvard University, MA
>>>> 23.) Jessica Hammer, Harvard University, MA
>>>> 24.) Ann Pettigrew, Haverford College, PA
>>>> 25)  Kirstin Knox, Swarthmore College, PA
>>>> 26)  Jason Adler, Swarthmore College, PA
>>>> 27)  Daniel Gottlieb, Swarthmore College (but truly from Lawrence, KS)
>>>> 28) Josh Feltman, Tufts University, MA
>>>> 29)  Louise Forrest, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
>>>> 30) HongSup Park, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
>>>>     (originally from Portage, Wisconsin)
>>>> 31) Ana Sandoval,Massachusetts Institute of Technology
>>>> 32) Katherine Navarrete, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
>>>> 33) Mandisa Washington, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
>>>> 34) Stephen Balzac, San Francisco, CA
>>>> 35) Howard Yermish, Los Angeles, CA
>>>> 36) Danielle Yermish, Los Angeles, CA
>>>> 37) David S. Lefkowitz, University of California - Los Angeles.
>>>> 38) Jennifer Higdon, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, PA
>>>> 39) Melissa Hui, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
>>>> 40) Robert Glick, San Francisco CA
>>>> 41) Laura Carmichael, San Francisco, CA
>>>> 42 and 43) Dorothy Stone and Stephen L. Mosko  Green Valley, CA
>>>> 44) Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick, Newhall, CA
>>>> 45) Tom Lopez, Austin, TX
>>>> 46) Russell Pinkston, Austin, TX
>>>> 47)  David Froom, California, MD
>>>> 48) Hayes Biggs, New York, NY
>>>> 49) JoAnn Rice, Norwalk, CT
>>>> 50) C. Christina Wright, Seattle, WA
>>>> 51) Brad Foster, Shutesbury, MA
>>>> 52) Barbara Russell, Shutesbury, MA
>>>> 53) Sue Trainor, Columbia, MD
>>>> 54) Kris Bergbom, Northampton, MA
>>>> 55) Deidre McCalla, Riverdale, GA
>>>> 56) Leslie Ann Jones, Los Angeles, CA
>>>> 57) Donna A. Korones, Berkeley, CA
>>>> 58) Anne L. Brener, Los Angeles, CA
>>>> 59) Mark Hurvitz, San Diego, CA
>>>> 60) Cindi Maggied, Cleveland, OH
>>>> 61) Beth Greenapple, Southfield, MI
>>>> 62 Carole Rivel, New Rochelle, New York
>>>> 63) Kimberley E. Brenden, Jupiter, FL
>>>> 64) Shoshana Lash, New York, NY
>>>> 65) Suzanne Stauffer, Brooklyn, NY
>>>> 66) Naomi Ellen Rose, Farmingdale, NY
>>>> 67) Allen Neuner, Boonton, NJ
>>>> 68) Allan Lappin, Waldwick, NJ
>>>> 69) C.P. Smith, Ridgewood, NJ
>>>> 70) Pauline Alama, Rochester NY>
>>>> 71) Bino Gopal, Columbia University, NY, NY
>>>> 72) Darya Chernikhova, Columbia University, New York, NY
>>>73) Richard Sloan, Columbia University, New York, NY
>>>74)Edward S. Katkin, State U. of NY at Stony Brook
>>>75)Maryann Bell, University at Stony Brook
>>76)Michael Gold-Biss, St. Paul, MN
>77) Robert Lavenda, Minnetonka, MN
>78) Richard Lavenda, Houston, TX
79)  Mary Anne Clark, Fort Worth, TX